Webinar: A Just Culture Briefing

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Sponsored by the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST.


1.      Define "Just Culture" and the relationship between workplace justice and a learning culture.

2.      Consider the role of individual behavior and system design in producing desired outcomes reliably.

3.      Identify the spectrum of human behaviors that should be anticipated in the workplace and the recommended organizational response to each.

4.      Describe 3 categories of duties employees are subject to in the workplace.

5.      Use the Just Culture model to evaluate conduct in 2 COVID-19 sensitive scenarios.

6.      List signals within data sets and measures typically available to healthcare leaders that suggest a need for Just Culture.

PRESENTER: Barbara Olson of The Just Culture Company.

REGISTRATION: Click here to register:


Primary Infection Prevention Courses provided by the Nebraska Infection Control Network (NICN)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 (All day) to Friday, October 2, 2020 (All day)

DATE: October 1 - 2, 2020 on the UNMC campus in Omaha.

PURPOSE: To provide current knowledge and skills necessary for infection preventionists to function effectively in various health care settings.

TARGET AUDIENCE:Nurses and other health care professionals dealing with infection prevention issues. This course is designed especially for those new to infection prevention.

REGISTRATION:Use this link to download a program brochure with registration and additional information on this great, low-cost training program.

NCPS Webinar and Safe Table Discussion: Medical Human Factors: How to Improve Human-System Interactions for Safer Healthcare Delivery

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

DATE:Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 12-2 pm CST.

AUDIENCE:  Quality improvement and patient safety staff persons in hospital settings, along with leaders and managers who have decision-making capacity for improving patient safety and quality of care in the hospital setting.

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this program is to: 1) introduce healthcare professionals to the principles and theories of human factors, and 2) demonstrate the application of this knowledge through tools designed to optimize human-system interactions for safe and effective healthcare delivery.


1.      Describe human-systems interactions in healthcare delivery.

2.      Discuss applications of human factors tools for analyzing human-system interactions.

3.      Identify system design opportunities to address human capability and improve patient safety.

PRESENTER:  Bethany Lowndes PhD, MPH, CPE; Assistant Professor Human Factors, Department of Neurological Sciences at the University Nebraska Medical Center.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: One hour of continuing education credit for nurses will be awarded.

Continuing Education Contact Hours awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6.


·         A Safe Table is a meeting open to patient safety organization (PSO) members only.

·         During a Safe Table, a patient safety topic is discussed, and all are invited to share similar events that have occurred in their facilities, and what processes and practices were put in place to mitigate risk and improve safety.

The conversations are held as part of each facility’s patient safety evaluation system and are safeguarded from legal discovery through the privilege and confidentiality protections given to PSO members that work with federally listed PSOs such as NCPS and CHPSO.

Nebraska Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics Conference on Quality

Thursday, November 12, 2020 (All day) to Friday, November 13, 2020 (All day)

Target Audience: Board Members, Chief Executive Officers, Clinic Managers, Nursing Leaders, Pharmacists, Providers and Quality Leaders

Overview:This program will focus on national and state best practices and create intentional thought around the role of CAH Quality in the future of Nebraska health care.

Location:Virtual, on-line presentation.

More details and registration information coming soon!