Perceptions of Patient Safety, Worker Safety and Risk Tolerance in Community Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156481
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of Patient Safety, Worker Safety and Risk Tolerance in Community Care
Abstract:
Perceptions of Patient Safety, Worker Safety and Risk Tolerance in Community Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Mughal, Waqar A., BSc, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Fraser Health
Title:Research and Evaluation Leader
Co-Authors:Leah Thomas-Olson, BKin; Cora McRae, RN, BSN, MSN; Lynn Stevenson, PhD
Safety for both patient and worker are of concern to any healthcare organization, with the home care setting presenting with barriers not experienced in facility-based care. A large healthcare organization in British Columbia has undertaken efforts to reduce risk of injury to direct care providers in the community setting through the provision of patient-handling assistive devices. This paper will examine the relationship among perceptions of patient safety, worker safety and risk tolerance. Surveys were distributed in two phases to the same worker population representing two offices with combined staffing of 600 community healthcare workers providing home support services. Phase I involved the distribution of the Safety Climate Survey (IHI, 2004) in the spring of 2004. Phase II occurred in the fall of 2004, when a novel tool was developed using scaling similar to the Safety Climate Survey asking questions regarding the workers? perceptions of the working culture and risk tolerance behaviours with respect to safe client handling practices. A total of 81 responses were collected in Phase I and 141 in Phase II. Pearson correlations coefficients were calculated across the three scores for four separate categories: ?age?, ?years of work experience in the occupation?, ?years of work experience in the community setting?, and ?years of work experience with the healthcare employer?. Strong correlations were observed between scores for Risk Tolerance and Worker Safety Culture in all three categories for work experience (r2>0.900; p<0.05), but not across the age categories (p=0.510). When ?years of work experience in the occupation? was examined, Patient Safety scores were correlated to the other two, with significant correlations to Risk Tolerance (r2=0.750; p=0.052) and Worker Safety Culture (r2=0.769; p=0.043), indicating that workers? perceptions of personal and patient safety are closely related to each other based on how long they?ve been working in their occupation.
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.titlePerceptions of Patient Safety, Worker Safety and Risk Tolerance in Community Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156481-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceptions of Patient Safety, Worker Safety and Risk Tolerance in Community Care</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">Mughal, Waqar A., BSc, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fraser Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research and Evaluation Leader</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">waqar.mughal@fraserhealth.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leah Thomas-Olson, BKin; Cora McRae, RN, BSN, MSN; Lynn Stevenson, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Safety for both patient and worker are of concern to any healthcare organization, with the home care setting presenting with barriers not experienced in facility-based care. A large healthcare organization in British Columbia has undertaken efforts to reduce risk of injury to direct care providers in the community setting through the provision of patient-handling assistive devices. This paper will examine the relationship among perceptions of patient safety, worker safety and risk tolerance. Surveys were distributed in two phases to the same worker population representing two offices with combined staffing of 600 community healthcare workers providing home support services. Phase I involved the distribution of the Safety Climate Survey (IHI, 2004) in the spring of 2004. Phase II occurred in the fall of 2004, when a novel tool was developed using scaling similar to the Safety Climate Survey asking questions regarding the workers? perceptions of the working culture and risk tolerance behaviours with respect to safe client handling practices. A total of 81 responses were collected in Phase I and 141 in Phase II. Pearson correlations coefficients were calculated across the three scores for four separate categories: ?age?, ?years of work experience in the occupation?, ?years of work experience in the community setting?, and ?years of work experience with the healthcare employer?. Strong correlations were observed between scores for Risk Tolerance and Worker Safety Culture in all three categories for work experience (r2&gt;0.900; p&lt;0.05), but not across the age categories (p=0.510). When ?years of work experience in the occupation? was examined, Patient Safety scores were correlated to the other two, with significant correlations to Risk Tolerance (r2=0.750; p=0.052) and Worker Safety Culture (r2=0.769; p=0.043), indicating that workers? perceptions of personal and patient safety are closely related to each other based on how long they?ve been working in their occupation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:49:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:49:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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