NCPS Webinar: The Importance of Belonging to a Patient Safety Organization

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

Audience:  Healthcare staff who are involved with quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare. 

Purpose:  To provide an overview of patient safety organizations, and why becoming a member is important to healthcare providers and organizations striving to improve patient safety. 


  1. Describe the purpose of a patient safety organization. 
  2. Examine the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) of 2005 and its implications for providing federal confidentiality and privilege protections for providers reporting safety events and developing a patient safety evaluation system within their organization. 
  3. Discuss the importance of reporting safety events and near events as it relates to meaningful data aggregation and analysis that allows for identification of trends and patterns to be used for driving quality improvement initiatives. 
  4. Summarize the education and other resources provided to members by the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety that promote the culture of safety in healthcare delivery. 


  • Gail Brondum, LPN, BS, Executive Director NCPS
  • Regina Nailon, RN, PhD, Patient Safety Program Director, NCPS

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