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NURS5070: Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality

This unit of study pursues a critical analysis of the theoretical constructs and practical applications underpinning nursing professional standards, regulation, clinical governance and accreditation in health care organisations and nursing practice. Many factors influence a culture of safety and quality in the clinical environment across domains of organisational safety, teamwork, management accountability and consumer involvement. These factors and how they can impact patient care and quality improvement initiatives will be examined in this unit of study utilising a better practice (quality/continuity of care/health outcomes/governance) framework. 

Code NURS5070
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a high level of understanding of the established theoretical frameworks underlying safety cultures and analysis of safety cultures
  • LO2. demonstrate the ability to interrogate and articulate concepts such as regulation, clinical governance, risk management, risk assessment, learning from error, and learning from excellence
  • LO3. demonstrate critical thinking in the investigation, management, and future prevention of adverse events
  • LO4. demonstrate an appreciation of relevant ethical and legal aspects governing key aspects of safety assurance and quality improvement in their own health care settings.