Journal Article
Study

Patient safety education 20 years after the Institute of Medicine report: results from a cross-sectional national survey.

Arora S, Tsang F, Kekecs Z, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020.

An analysis of over 500 survey responses of healthcare professionals working in patient safety education in the United Kingdom explored facilitators and barriers to effective safety education. Interactive and experience-focused (e.g., simulations) learning were identified as ideal learning modalities; learning was most effective when combined with standardized methods and assessments, dedicated funding, and a culture encouraging transparency and speaking up. Common barriers to effective education cited by survey respondents included staffing and workload pressures, lack of accessibility (due to inconvenient timing, location or unavailable technology) and lack of awareness and buy-in for the importance of patient safety education.