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    National Nurses Week Champions A Culture of Safety

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 6, 2016 2:51:51 PM

    NursesWeek2016logoToday marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a nationwide celebration of nurses and the vital work that they do.  Observed annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year's theme is "Culture of Safety. It Starts with You."

    According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), a culture of safety includes:

    • Openness and mutual trust when discussing safety concerns and solutions without individual blame
    • Marshaling of appropriate resources, such as safe staffing- and skill-mix levels
    • A learning environment in which healthcare professionals learn from errors and proactively detect systemic weaknesses
    • Transparency and accountability


    Watch the Nurses Week Video with ANA President, Pam Cipriano:

    Join us this week in celebrating some of our favorite people-- nurses!

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, National Nurses Week, nursing

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