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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338391
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Culture of Patient Safety in United States Hospitals
Author(s):
Wafer, Mary Ann; Thomas-Hawkins, Charlotte
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Delta
Author Details:
Mary Ann Wafer, MS, RN, maryann.wafer@rutgers.edu; Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, September 26, 2014: Patient safety is one foundation of high quality care, and the Institute of Medicine recommends that all healthcare facilities across the care continuum develop and maintain a culture of patient safety. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a culture of safety is a commitment at all levels of the organization to minimize adverse patient events in the face of inherently complex and potentially hazardous procedures. It also signals the attitudes, beliefs, values, and perceptions that employees share about the way safety is done in their job settings. Patient safety culture in hospitals has been given considerable recent attention, and there is an emerging body of evidence that indicates that it is an important predictor of adverse patient events in health care settings. However, less is known of registered nurses perceptions of safety practices in United States (U.S.) hospitals. The purpose of this presentation is to describe nurses ratings of safety practices (nonpunitive response to error, manager safety practices, feedback and communication about error, organizational learning-continuous improvement, and event reporting) in a national sample of hospitals in the U.S. A descriptive design was used. Data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014 national dataset of registered nurses who worked in U.S. acute care hospitals that voluntarily submitted their data to AHRQ and who responded to items on the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture was analyzed. The sample of registered nurses in this study is over 100,000, and the hospital sample is approximately 550 U.S. acute care hospitals. Descriptive statistics including frequencies, means and standard deviations were computed to describe nurses perceptions of patient safety practices. The findings from this patient safety research will provide research-based evidence to build or expand a culture of patient safety in U.S. hospitals and, ultimately, to improve patient outcomes.
Keywords:
event reporting; safety practices; patient safety culture
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST131
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Culture of Patient Safety in United States Hospitalsen_US
dc.contributor.authorWafer, Mary Annen
dc.contributor.authorThomas-Hawkins, Charlotteen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Deltaen
dc.author.detailsMary Ann Wafer, MS, RN, maryann.wafer@rutgers.edu; Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338391-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, September 26, 2014: Patient safety is one foundation of high quality care, and the Institute of Medicine recommends that all healthcare facilities across the care continuum develop and maintain a culture of patient safety. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a culture of safety is a commitment at all levels of the organization to minimize adverse patient events in the face of inherently complex and potentially hazardous procedures. It also signals the attitudes, beliefs, values, and perceptions that employees share about the way safety is done in their job settings. Patient safety culture in hospitals has been given considerable recent attention, and there is an emerging body of evidence that indicates that it is an important predictor of adverse patient events in health care settings. However, less is known of registered nurses perceptions of safety practices in United States (U.S.) hospitals. The purpose of this presentation is to describe nurses ratings of safety practices (nonpunitive response to error, manager safety practices, feedback and communication about error, organizational learning-continuous improvement, and event reporting) in a national sample of hospitals in the U.S. A descriptive design was used. Data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014 national dataset of registered nurses who worked in U.S. acute care hospitals that voluntarily submitted their data to AHRQ and who responded to items on the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture was analyzed. The sample of registered nurses in this study is over 100,000, and the hospital sample is approximately 550 U.S. acute care hospitals. Descriptive statistics including frequencies, means and standard deviations were computed to describe nurses perceptions of patient safety practices. The findings from this patient safety research will provide research-based evidence to build or expand a culture of patient safety in U.S. hospitals and, ultimately, to improve patient outcomes.en
dc.subjectevent reportingen
dc.subjectsafety practicesen
dc.subjectpatient safety cultureen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:36:47Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:36:47Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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