Nurse Empowerment in a Culture of Safety

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Nurses play a vital role in making the oncology work environment a safe one. Going beyond the actions of an individual, truly effective workplaces cultivate a culture where safety is held as the number one priority. Free to ONS members, this online course features course activities and a case-based post-test to help you reflect on your own safe practice behaviors, and walks you through strategies in creating a culture of collaboration that supports the need for vigilance in recognizing and reporting safety concerns.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for 180 days.

Course Topics

  • Recognizing the need for a culture of safety
  • Prioritizing a culture of safety
  • Promoting a culture of safety
  • Championing a culture of safety

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based individual practice strategies that enhance patient and staff safety in the oncology work environment through successful case study analysis.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses desiring to learn strategies for enhancing their role in cultivating a culture of safety in practice.

ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method.

Up to 2 ILNA point may be applied to Professional Practice.

No more than 2 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe key reports and initiatives delineating the need to achieve a culture of safety.
  • Identify strategies the individual nurse and care team can use to enhance safety in practice.
  • Verbalize the effects of moral courage and moral distress on patient and nurse safety.

Technical Requirements

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