E6: Designing a system of safety

In order to ensure safe care for patients, it is necessary to think of safety as a system property. In this session, participants will learn and plan to apply the principles and framework to develop a system of safety in their organization, at any point in the continuum of care.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the system of safety

  • Discuss what is needed to make safety “the way we do our work”

  • Identify the challenges that exist in their workplace that have hindered achieving safe and reliable care.


Frank Federico, Vice President and Senior Safety Expert, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USA
Anthony Staines, Patient Safety Program Director, Hospital Federation of Vaud; Switzerland