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Niknejad R, Akbari M, Bagheri M, Hashemi M, Ghaedi Heidari F, Aarabi A. Attitudes of Healthcare Professionals toward Patient Safety in the Operating Room. IJN 2019; 32 (117) :80-90
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1- MS, Department of Operating Room, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- PhD in Nursing, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3- PhD in Nursing, Student Research Committee, Department of Adult Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4- PhD in Nursing, Department of Critical Care Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
5- PhD student in Nursing, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
6- Assistant Professor, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (Corresponding author) Tel: 03137927510 Email: aarabi@nm.mui.ac.ir
Abstract:   (4594 Views)
Background & Aims: Patient safety is considered to be an inherent element of healthcare quality. Unsafe attitudes of healthcare employees are a major issue for healthcare providers in promoting the quality of care, which is closely correlated with the occurrence of hospital errors and incidents. On the other hand, development of optimal patient safety is not possible without establishing safety attitudes in healthcare facilities. The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes of healthcare providers toward patient safety in the operating room in the teaching hospitals in Isfahan, Iran.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 217 healthcare practitioners in the teaching hospitals in Isfahan, Iran in 2018. The research units were selected via quota sampling. Data were collected using the standard safety attitude questionnaire (SAQ). Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 18 using descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t-test and Pearson's correlation-coefficient).
Results: The mean score of the total safety attitude of the healthcare providers was 59.06±11.84 (total: 100). The highest score belonged to the dimension of stress recognition, with the mean score of 79.93±17.46, and the lowest score belonged to the dimension of working conditions, with the mean score of 48.01±18.07. Accordingly, 49.3% of the participants described their patient safety attitude to be good/excellent, while 50.7% described their attitude to be average/poor.
Conclusion: According to the results, the average safety attitude was not ideal in the operating room personnel. Therefore, it is recommended that hospital managers and staff attempt to implement effective interventions in order to promote the culture and attitude of patient safety in the operating room personnel.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2019/01/22 | Accepted: 2019/04/22 | Published: 2019/04/22

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