California nursing school 4th in world to adopt innovative patient safety curriculum

The San Diego State University School of Nursing is now one of four organizations in the world to have committed to a patient safety curriculum that starts in freshman year and continues through graduate studies, according to DailyNurse.com.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation designed the curriculum, which educates students in patient safety and error prevention before they begin working. The curriculum addresses issues related to technology, healthcare systems, teamwork and communication, among other subjects, to promote a culture of safety.

"In many ways, nursing is ahead of the game compared to some of the other professions because we have already invested in quality and safety," said Philip Greiner, DNSc, RN, the school's director. "This takes it to another level."

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