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  • Journal title : Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Volume 22, Issue 1,  2016, pp.71-90
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Quality Assurance in Health Care
  • DOI : 10.14371/QIH.2016.22.1.71
 Title & Authors
Nurses` patient safety activities observed by nursing students
Kim, Jee-Yoon;
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Purpose: Objective of this study was to investigate how often nurses to perform patient safety activities. Methods: 521 observations were collected in 9 hospitals by 107 nursing students. Nurses` patient safety care activities were measured 0 (not at all) to 10 (all the time) scores. Descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one way ANOVA, correlation, multiple regression used to analyse data. Results: Items like `Initial nursing assessment`, `drug management bring on`, `preparation for radiology test`, `falls assessment`, `nursing record` got high scores. But, scores of `patient identification`, `verbal order management`, `hand hygiene` were lower than others. Each scores were different significantly according to institutions and departments. Within a same institution, the variance of scores, especially in `patient identification`, `hand hygiene` were great. Scores of activities were different according to characteristics of institutions like type, location, number of beds, teaching hospital, number of accreditation, JCI accreditation. Predictors influencing nurses` patient safety activities were type, location and accreditation. These predictors account for 19.4% of variance. Conclusion: Performance of nurses` patient safety activities were different significantly according to characteristics of institutions. The important items like `patient identification`, `hand hygiene` had achieved lowest performance. Further researches are needed to improve the basic safety activities.
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