Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Culture of Safety: Beyond the Safety Survey A Cross-sectional, Mixed Methods Study
by Frank, Therese L., M.S., University of California, Davis, 2012, 45; 1519667
Abstract (Summary)

Patient safety is a top priority in healthcare delivery in the U.S., and the role of healthcare professionals in ensuring safety is a primary concern in the industry. Healthcare professionals have been surveyed regarding perceptions of their work environment as it relates to patient safety. A longitudinal analysis of three years of Culture of Safety Survey (COSS) data from a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in an academic health center was conducted. This study also explored staff perspectives on the survey results, and the factors underlying their perceptions of safety. The safety of the PICU was found to be compromised by low perceptions of safety and a lack of prompt feedback. Leadership engagement is key in developing processes that improve the culture of safety.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ward, Deborah
Commitee: Apesoa-Varano, Ester, Natale, Joanne
School: University of California, Davis
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords: Culture of safety, Leadership engagement, Nursing, Patient safety, Pediatric intensive care, Staff perceptions
Publication Number: 1519667
ISBN: 9781267656872