Description & Objectives

Course Goal

To create a culture that values Patient Safety above all else.

Target Audience

All Swedish Health Services employees and Swedish Medical Staff with active status and inpatient privileges will participate in this educational activity.  Register online.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in the culture of safety training session, participants will demonstrate Swedish’s error prevention tools below:

Make a Connection and Inspire Confidence

We commit to an environment of open communication as the foundation of safety.  By empowering patients, families and staff to contribute to care, errors will be reduced.  We will make a connection and inspire confidence to all we serve.

Personal Commitment to:

  • Smile and greet
  • Pause and be present
  • Express positive intent
  • Embrace equality


Pay Attention to Detail

We put patient safety first by putting our first and best efforts into safety precautions. When safety is involved, we pay more attention and we are more compliant.

Error Prevention Tool:

  • Self-checking using STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Review)


Communicate Clearly

We make reliability a reality by working together as collegial teams. We are all equals in patient safety. We keep our patients safe by communicating the right information, the right way at the right time.

Error Prevention Tools:

  • Effective handoffs: iSBAR (introduce self, Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation)
  • Repeat backs
  • Clarifying questions
  • Phonetic and numeric clarifications
  • Provider-to-provider consults


Support Each Other

We keep our patients safe by thinking and thinking together in teams. We are all equals in patient safety. We improve patient safety every day by reporting events and problems, and learning from others’ experiences.

Error Prevention Tools:

  • Cross checking or monitoring/ARCC
  • Peer coaching using feedback 5:1
  • Questioning attitude using Qualify, Validate and Verify
  • Mess up/Fess up (eQVR- electronic Quality Variance Report)
  • Coordinating provider for each patient