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Awareness and Correlation of Patient Safety Culture and Standard Precautions among Health Care Personnel
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  • Journal title : Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Volume 21, Issue 2,  2015, pp.58-72
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Quality Assurance in Health Care
  • DOI : 10.14371/QIH.2015.21.2.58
 Title & Authors
Awareness and Correlation of Patient Safety Culture and Standard Precautions among Health Care Personnel
Kwon, Hye-kyung; Jeong, Jae-sim; Lee, Bok-im; Kim, Jang-han;
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 Abstract
Objectives: This study was conducted as descriptive correlation research in order to survey healthcare personnel(HCP)`s awareness of patient safety culture and their recognition of standard precautions, and to examine the correlation between the two factors. Methods: The subjects were 400 HCPs including 80 doctors, 240 nurses, and 80 medical technicians from two general hospitals. The questionnaire used in the survey consisted of 9 questions on general characteristics, 44 on the perception of patient safety culture, and 21 on the recognition of standard precautions. Results: According to the subjects` general characteristics, the score was significantly higher in those aged over 40 than in those aged 30-39. In addition, it was significantly higher in managers than in practitioners, in those with work experience of less than a year than in those with 5-9 years. The score was also significantly higher in those working 8 hours a day than in those working over 10 hour a day. The number of medical accident reports according to the subjects` general characteristics was significantly larger in nurses than in doctors, in managers than in practitioners, and in those with 10 years` or longer experiences than in those with less than a year. In the awareness of standard precautions according to the subjects` general characteristics, the score was significantly higher in female workers than in male workers, and in managers than in practitioners. As a whole, the subjects` awareness of patient safety culture and their recognition of standard precautions showed a significant correlation with each other. Conclusion: From the result of this study, sufficient work force and the promotion of organizational culture for safety is needed in order to guarantee patient safety. Likewise, these results suggest that experience, job skill, and adequate working hours have a positive effect on the awareness of patient safety culture and the recognition of standard precautions.
 Keywords
Patient safety culture;Standard precautions;Awareness;Healthcare personnel;
 Language
Korean
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