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Keywords

best practices, culture, change, quality

 

Authors

  1. Bjerke, Nancy B. MEd, MPH, RN, CIC

Abstract

The focus of this article is on understanding how to assess the impact that culture has on the acceptance and implementation of new ideas. Some guidance is offered on how to develop a strategy for addressing a unit's local culture to minimize barriers to change and maximize the potential for successful implementation of best practices.