Culture of Safety
Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety
J Bara is an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in the application of behavior- and people-based safety principles in healthcare. Achieving a Safety Culture requires the organization identify the barriers preventing employees and leaders from performing their best. Otherwise, tremendous effort may be lost pursuing initiatives that miss the mark.
J Bara offers a comprehensive safety culture assessment that measures employees’ perceptions about the overall effectiveness of the healthcare organization’s safety culture. Results of the assessment serves a number of functions. They act as a diagnostic tool to target areas warranting attention and identify barriers to the improvement efforts. The results can also be used as a performance measure to assess the success of ongoing hospital safety improvement efforts, as well as to benchmark performance against other hospitals and healthcare systems. Finally, the assessment provides an avenue for healthcare employees input into safety improvement efforts.
How Do you Measure a Safety Culture?
A culture is made up of common practices, attitudes, and perceptions of risks that influence behavioral choices at work and away from work. Culture is also influenced by management leadership, supervision, workplace conditions and logistics. Measuring a culture involves a complex metric of perceptions, workplace realities, past accident history, and inter-connectivity of the people.
The Jbara Culture Assessment
Our Assessment Includes...
- Site tour to determine behavioral and environmental issues
- Review of patient and staff safety and harm documentation including accident investigation and other reports to determine existing behavioral risk trends, as well as documentation of the traditional safety process evaluated from a high level traditional safety gap analysis approach
- Administering, scoring and interpreting of a customized safety perception survey
- Individual structured interviews with key site managers
- Focus group interviews with front line providers, managers and hospital executives
- Site preliminary briefing with leadership
- Detailed internally-actionable report