Building a safety culture in the NICU

Jimmy Hu, PhD Candidate, Health Research Methodology

Supervisors: Drs. Lehana Thabane & Salhab el Helou

The McMaster Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is aiming to improve its safety culture, through a multi-pronged complex intervention. This talk will describe the components of this complex intervention, and how they drive change towards improving safety culture. Methodogic challenges will also be described, including the use of novel frameworks, and evaluating the dynamic intervention.


  1. Understand what is safety culture and the frameworks used to change safety culture.
  2. Understand that changing safety culture is a complex, dynamic and interdependent process.

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