Nursing Grand Rounds | Professional Accountability in a Just Culture

Earn free CE at UW Continuing Nursing Education.


When errors occur in your healthcare setting, what should you do?

The lecture was recorded January 23, 2012 by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

This course was reviewed in March 2017.


Photo of Cindy Sayre.

Cindy Sayre, MN, ARNP    
Director, Professional Practice and Patient and Family Centered Care, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle        

Photo of Lorie Wild.Lorie Wild, PhD, RN, NEA-BC    
Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Associate Administrator, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle    


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If you wish to get contact hour credit for watching the presentation, please register for this nursing grand rounds.

Target Audience

For nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After the conclusion of this presentation, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the difference between at risk behavior, human error and reckless behavior.
  • Discuss case studies involving nursing errors and determine possible organizational response to the events.
  • State three duties that healthcare professionals have when caring for patients.   

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
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