Journal Article

A demonstration project on the impact of safety culture on infection control practices in hemodialysis

Millson T, Hackbarth D, Bernard HL. A demonstration project on the impact of safety culture on infection control practices in hemodialysis. Am J Infect Control. 2019;47(9):1122-1129.

A culture of safety is a key component to the success of a patient safety program. This study surveyed a large outpatient dialysis program to assess how safety culture and use of evidence-based infection prevention practices is associated with infection risk. The authors found that adherence to such practices resulted in reduction in blood stream infections and improved the safety culture of the program.  A PSNet Primer on human factors  expands on these concepts. 

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