Journal Article

An educational intervention to enhance nurse leaders' perceptions of patient safety culture.

Ginsburg L, Norton PG, Casebeer A, et al. Health services research. 2005;40:997-1020.

This study involved design and implementation of a training initiative targeted towards nurses in clinical leadership positions. Investigators enrolled more than 350 nurses to participate in the intervention and compared their perceptions with those of a similar control group. Results suggested improvements in safety culture measures for the study group and an important association with leadership involvement through the process. The authors conclude that training curricula, in conjunction with organizational leadership support for these efforts, can improve patient safety culture.