In 2016, the American Nurses Association (ANA), which represents the interests of 3.4 million registered nurses, will be promoting a Culture of Safety campaign. ANA President Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN says, “The new approach is that safety has to be a way of life,” and it has to take priority over all other organizational goals.1
A strong safety culture is key to improving patient safety and stopping the spread of healthcare-associated infections. HAIs affect 1 in 25 hospital patients and cause tens of thousands of deaths each year.
Everyone who enters a healthcare facility, including doctors, nurses, vendors, and even patient visitors, must work together to improve patient safety. No one group can do it alone, but together we can increase the safety and security of facilities across the nation, improving the healthcare experience for all!
IntelliCentrics provides tools that help healthcare facilities create a culture of safety. Check out our 10 Best Practices to Create a Culture of Safety white paper and our 20 Signs Your Organization Has Created a Culture of Safety checklist.