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Connecting Patient Safety and Worker Safety through Culture

Powell-Cope GM. Connecting Patient Safety and Worker Safety through Culture. Paper presented at: Safe Patient Handling and Movement Annual Conference; 2014 Mar 25; Orlando, FL.


A positive safety culture can contribute to improved outcomes for both patients and workers in health care organizations. Through this presentation we will explore the meanings of safety culture from a systems perspective and apply general safety practices to patient and staff safety. We will apply lessons learned from healthcare, including safe patient handling, and other industries for building strong safety cultures, and you will learn how to apply these best practices in your own organizations.

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