Discuss “how” nursing practice can improve the safety aspect and how you can impact improving the selected culture of safety aspect in your nursing practice.

For example, instead of “medication errors,” select “medication errors related to interruptions during administration.” Another example might be “prevention of pressure injuries of patients during general surgery,” instead of “safety in the OR.”

1. What is a safety concern, issue, or problem in your current clinical practice, or from your previous clinical experience while in nursing school?

2. Provide rationale for

(1) why this is a topic of interest to you, and

(2) why it is a topic of concern in nursing practice. Grading Rubric:

CULTURE OF SAFETY PAPER GRADING RUBRIC

Evaluation Criteria Possible Points Abstract 5 Describe “what” the selected culture of safety aspect is and “when” did it become a priority of concern in healthcare? Why is this safety aspect of interest to you? 25 Discuss the background of the safety aspect: “why” is it a priority in healthcare today, “who” does it affect and “where” is it presenting the greatest risk (setting)? 25 Discuss “how” nursing practice can improve the safety aspect and how you can impact improving the selected culture of safety aspect in your nursing practice.

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