The Perspectives Toward Patient Safety Culture among Nurses Staff in Educational Hospitals in Gorgan in 2011

Kabir, Mohammadjavad and Heidari, Alireza and Jafari, Nahid and Vatankhah, Sodabeh and Etemad, Korosh and Aarabi, Mohsen and Aghapour, Ali and Lotfi, Mansoreh (2013) The Perspectives Toward Patient Safety Culture among Nurses Staff in Educational Hospitals in Gorgan in 2011. Iranian Journal of Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 75-83.

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Background and purpose: The basic responsibility of nurses is to maintain patient safety including notifying patients and colleagues about risk and risk reduction methods, supporting the patient safety and reporting events to a responsible person. Without creating a safety culture in all health facilities a sustainable development in the patient care do not occur. This study aims to determine the patient safety culture in teaching hospitals in Gorgan. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, a target group includes nurses at 5 Azar, Taleghani and Deziani Hospitals in Gorgan in 2011. The study population included 348 nurses in these hospitals. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire with 43 questions. Statistical tests were ANOVA and T-Test. Results: Twenty four percent of nurses believed patient safety culture is weak, 46.8 of them, moderate and 30.7 good. The weakest dimension was non-punitive response to error and strongest dimension was organizational education. Statistic test showed significant relationship between patient safety culture and experience (p= 0.021), employment status (p= 0.001), hospital (p= 0.001), ward (p= 0.003). Conclusion: The status of the patient safety culture was related moderate from the nurses' view point but it is necessary it improved in dimensions of the non-punitive response and the staff workload to note that it is highly recommended to take some actions in this regard.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical Error, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Culture, Nurse
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 09:32
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 09:32

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