Journal Article

Relationship between psychological safety and reporting nonadherence to a safety checklist.

Gilmartin HM; Langner P; Gokhale M; Osatuke K; Hasselbeck R; Maddox TM; Battaglia C.

In a robust safety culture, nurses and other health care workers feel comfortable reporting safety hazards without fear of repercussions. This study found no relationship between nurse-reported psychological safety and adherence to a central line insertion checklist in the Veterans Affairs system. A recent PSNet interview with Linda Aiken discussed what investments in the nursing workforce yield the biggest safety impacts.