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Module 1

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Safety Culture

Note: If you must stop before the end of the course, be sure to remember the module number and section where you stop so you do not have to start the course from the beginning when returning.

Competency: Define an effective safety culture in healthcare settings and factors that create a culture of safety.


  • Describe the importance of maintaining a safety culture.
  • Define and describe the elements of a safety culture.
  • Identify common factors that create a culture of safety and factors related to preventable events.
  • Compare and contrast safety culture to safety climate including measures of safety culture and safety climate.