Enhancing Your Safety Culture One Move at a Time

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


Culture. What comes to mind when you think of culture? Are you considering the various cultures we have in the healthcare industry? Does your mind go to a just culture or a learning culture? Have you considered a patient safety culture? We know that culture impacts our patients, our staff, and our organizations. Many patient and quality organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have focused on culture. In 2017, The Joint Commission released "Sentinel Event Alert 57: The essential role of leadership in developing a safety culture". This program brings together considerations for leadership and best practices to enrich our culture and enhance quality outcomes for those we serve. Cultural change is not a sprint, but a marathon that takes our dedication and commitment.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  • Articulate the impact of culture on patients, staff members, and the organization
  • Define key attributes of various cultural initiatives (learning culture, just culture, and patient safety culture)
  • Utilize ideas, methods, and considerations to appraise their organizational culture


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Clinical Risk Management/Patient Safety


D. Michelle Kinneer RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM, CHC, CHPC


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published:  Q3 2018
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019