International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B
Assess the nurses perception of patient safety culture and safety control in patient safety management activities
Dr. S Kalabharathi and Banupriya N
Background: Patient safety has become a primary focus in worldwide for health care organizations, and a prerequisite for the provision of useful quality of care. Patient Safety refers reduce the error, prevent the patient fall, developing the knowledge about error that means prevention of harm by nurses’ care. Nurses are the heart of the medical services to improve patient safety through prevention of nursing errors.
Aim: To assess the perception of patient safety culture, safety control, and patient safety management activities.
Methods: Non experimental, cross sectional design research design was adopted for the study with 100 samples which met the inclusion criteria were selected by Random sampling technique. Demographic variables data were collected by using a multiple choice questionnaire followed by assessing the nurse’s perceptions on patient safety culture and safety control in patient safety management activities.
Result: The findings of the Out of 100 samples are 213 were female (95.9%), and the average age was 32.93±8.13 years. Educational preparation was also solicited showing that 94 individuals (42.3%) had graduated from 3-year colleges. Most of the participants were unmarried. With regard to total clinical work experience, 79 (35.6%) nurses, the highest proportion, had worked less than 2~5 years.
Conclusion: The results revealed that the nurses had moderate level of perception. There was a statistically significant relationship between gender, working ward and perception on patient safety. These findings suggest that increase level of nurses’ perception for patient safety and improved quality of life.