The purpose of the Patient Safety Coaches Academy is to provide standardized state-of-the-art training to help prepare healthcare professionals working in hospital settings to be effective patient safety coaches, advocates and mentors leading to the provision of Harm-free Healthcare. The PSCA was created in 2016 in response to a growing emergence of patient safety coaching programs in hospitals, with a wide variation in structure, training and roles and responsibilities. In 2019, the PSCA will begin offering Patient Safety Coach Certification to advance the professionalism and safe care practices of Patient Safety Coaches.

Coaching Excellence

Being both an excellent coach and coaching to achieve excellent performance in others requires the acquisition and mastery of coaching knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA).

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High Reliability Safe Care Practices

Becoming a high reliability organization is often defined by the organization's response and recovery from a major accident or serious safety event. The catastrophic event propelled the organization to create a culture of safety and cultivate a continuous commitment to operating safely every day, year-after-year. The high reliability safe practices of chemical plants can be applied in health care settings to keep patients free from harm.

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Patient Safety Coach Certification

Preparing to become a PSCA Certified Patient Safety Coach will help you learn, practice, and master the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) necessary to be a respected and effective Patient Safety Coach. Completion of the PSCA Certification exam will confirm your acquired patient safety coaching knowledge and skills and enhance your patient safety leadership role.

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