Teaching nursing students to be safe in practice is a key element to any nursing curriculum. This article will discuss the use of a Root Cause Analysis (RCO) framework with prelicensure nursing students, by the Quality and Safety Officer (QSO) in a School of Nursing and Health Professions, as a method to enhance transparency and improve patient safety. The aim is to provide a rationale for using this strategy, to identify the steps of a root cause analysis, to disclose barriers to its successful use, and to explore dissemination to the partnering healthcare environments.
Cooper, E. Pauly-O’Neill, S. (2015). Use of root cause analysis in nursing education: Best practice from the quality and safety officer. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(7), 23-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v5n7p23