Near Misses in Health Care: Nurses Perceptions and Experiences Associated with Omissions, Commissions, Scheduling Misperceptions and Complications with Adherence through the Investigation of Power Distance and Recovery

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602632
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Near Misses in Health Care: Nurses Perceptions and Experiences Associated with Omissions, Commissions, Scheduling Misperceptions and Complications with Adherence through the Investigation of Power Distance and Recovery
Author(s):
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne Ruth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Alpha
Author Details:
Luanne Ruth Linnard-Palmer, BSN, MSN, EdD, linnard@dominican.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Medication errors continue to be a major problem (IOM, 1996). Research investigating what factors contribute to medication errors continues in an attempt to reduce the incidence and save lives. A near miss is an incident that could potentially cause harm, but didn’t. Little is known about near misses and research is needed. Nurses’ perceptions, what led up to the incident, and how they went about correcting these incidents (recovery) provide great insights to understanding what near misses are. In nursing, one variable that relates to errors and near misses is the concept of power distance (Hofstede, 1980) and how it affects communication between nurses, colleagues and families.  Power distance is based on the premise that inequality exist between individuals and this perception of power may contribute to errors, near misses, poor adherence and poor compliance with medications. Poor communication is directly linked to medication errors and near misses (Henneman, 2010). Objectives: The aim of the study was to understand nurse’s perception of errors, recovery processes, the concept of power distance and poor communication that have led to the near-miss incidents. Methods: A survey was either taken online, or filled out by a total of 87 registered nurses and students. Results: Analysis of the descriptive data is in progress and the results will be shared at the conference via the presentation. Conclusion Nurses’ experiences with near misses, recovery and power distance contribute to defining what a near miss is, recovery, prevention and ultimately improve communication and patient’s safety.
Keywords:
Errors; Near misses; Power Distance
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.49
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleNear Misses in Health Care: Nurses Perceptions and Experiences Associated with Omissions, Commissions, Scheduling Misperceptions and Complications with Adherence through the Investigation of Power Distance and Recoveryen
dc.contributor.authorLinnard-Palmer, Luanne Ruthen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Alphaen
dc.author.detailsLuanne Ruth Linnard-Palmer, BSN, MSN, EdD, linnard@dominican.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602632en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Medication errors continue to be a major problem (IOM, 1996). Research investigating what factors contribute to medication errors continues in an attempt to reduce the incidence and save lives. A near miss is an incident that could potentially cause harm, but didn’t. Little is known about near misses and research is needed. Nurses’ perceptions, what led up to the incident, and how they went about correcting these incidents (recovery) provide great insights to understanding what near misses are. In nursing, one variable that relates to errors and near misses is the concept of power distance (Hofstede, 1980) and how it affects communication between nurses, colleagues and families.  Power distance is based on the premise that inequality exist between individuals and this perception of power may contribute to errors, near misses, poor adherence and poor compliance with medications. Poor communication is directly linked to medication errors and near misses (Henneman, 2010). Objectives: The aim of the study was to understand nurse’s perception of errors, recovery processes, the concept of power distance and poor communication that have led to the near-miss incidents. Methods: A survey was either taken online, or filled out by a total of 87 registered nurses and students. Results: Analysis of the descriptive data is in progress and the results will be shared at the conference via the presentation. Conclusion Nurses’ experiences with near misses, recovery and power distance contribute to defining what a near miss is, recovery, prevention and ultimately improve communication and patient’s safety.en
dc.subjectErrorsen
dc.subjectNear missesen
dc.subjectPower Distanceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:23Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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