A Study on the Differences in the Culture, Knowledge, and Attitude Toward Patient Safety Among Nursing Staff from Hospitals of Different Levels

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A Study on the Differences in the Culture, Knowledge, and Attitude Toward Patient Safety Among Nursing Staff from Hospitals of Different Levels
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A Study on the Differences in the Culture, Knowledge, and Attitude Toward Patient Safety Among Nursing Staff from Hospitals of Different Levels
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Tai, Hsueh Ling, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Title:Assistant head nurse
Co-Authors:Shan Huang, MSN
The aims of this study were to examine the difference between the culture, knowledge, and attitude of nurses from hospitals of different levels toward patient safety, and to form a future reference for hospitals and government health authorities in management and establishment of policies. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used for collecting data.   A total of 450 questionnaires were distributed, and 367 were returned (average return rate: 81.5%). The results showed that there were six items of patient safety culture showing differences among hospitals of different levels. These include: (1) ?In my work unit, I can easily learn from other people?s mistakes?; (2) ?In my work unit, the procedures and methods for handling medical errors are appropriate?; (3) ?In my work unit, suggestions regarding the safety measures of patients are usually adopted?; (4) ?In my work unit, the supervisors or management do not totally understand my concerns for safety?; (5) ?In my work unit, I have a good notification channel once an error occurs?; and (6) ?In my work unit, prevention of medical errors is a daily routine?. In terms of the patient safety attitude, there were two items showing differences among hospitals of different levels, including (1) ?Individual caution will be sufficient in preventing the occurrence of medical errors?; and (2) ?The assurance of patient safety should be listed as top priority in national medical reformation?. In terms of the patient safety knowledge, the total score as well as scores for three sub-categories were different among hospitals of different levels. These sub-categories included (1) Improvement of operation accuracy; (2) Improvement of patient identification accuracy; and (3) Prevention of patient falling. The results of this study found that nurses in medical centers were more careful and active in terms of their attitude toward patient safety.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Study on the Differences in the Culture, Knowledge, and Attitude Toward Patient Safety Among Nursing Staff from Hospitals of Different Levelsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152281-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Study on the Differences in the Culture, Knowledge, and Attitude Toward Patient Safety Among Nursing Staff from Hospitals of Different Levels</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tai, Hsueh Ling, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant head nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hsueh-ling@umail.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shan Huang, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The aims of this study were to examine the difference between the culture, knowledge, and attitude of nurses from hospitals of different levels toward patient safety, and to form a future reference for hospitals and government health authorities in management and establishment of policies. A self-administered structured questionnaire was used for collecting data.&nbsp;&nbsp; A total of 450 questionnaires were distributed, and 367 were returned (average return rate: 81.5%). The results showed that there were six items of patient safety culture showing differences among hospitals of different levels. These include: (1) ?In my work unit, I can easily learn from other people?s mistakes?; (2) ?In my work unit, the procedures and methods for handling medical errors are appropriate?; (3) ?In my work unit, suggestions regarding the safety measures of patients are usually adopted?; (4) ?In my work unit, the supervisors or management do not totally understand my concerns for safety?; (5) ?In my work unit, I have a good notification channel once an error occurs?; and (6) ?In my work unit, prevention of medical errors is a daily routine?. In terms of the patient safety attitude, there were two items showing differences among hospitals of different levels, including (1) ?Individual caution will be sufficient in preventing the occurrence of medical errors?; and (2) ?The assurance of patient safety should be listed as top priority in national medical reformation?. In terms of the patient safety knowledge, the total score as well as scores for three sub-categories were different among hospitals of different levels. These sub-categories included (1) Improvement of operation accuracy; (2) Improvement of patient identification accuracy; and (3) Prevention of patient falling. The results of this study found that nurses in medical centers were more careful and active in terms of their attitude toward patient safety.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:30:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:30:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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