NCPS Webinar: Using Surveys on Patient Safety Culture to Evaluate and Improve Safety Culture

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 12-1 pm CST.

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.

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 help those who have decision-making capacity for improving patient safety and quality of care decide whether to conduct an Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS), which survey to conduct, which additional modules to include, and advantages of conducting a survey using external resources.


  1. Explain how conducting a survey on patient safety culture (SOPS) can be used to improve safety culture.
  2. Analyze how SOPS composite measures reflect key components of safety culture.
  3. Identify the healthcare settings for which surveys on patient safety culture are available and the purposes of additional survey modules.
  4. In the hospital setting, evaluate whether to use the original Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS 1.0) or whether to use HSOPS 2.0.
  5. Evaluate whether to conduct SOPS using internal as compared to external resources.

PRESENTER:  Katherine Jones, PhD, PT, President, Board of Directors NCPS