Nursing errors and effect on health care: Perception of risk factors from view of nurse in Qazvin

Zeighami, Reza. and Shokati Ahmadabad, Mostafa. and Mohammadian, Aref. and Alipoor Heydari, Mahmoud. and Rafiei, Hossein. (2016) Nursing errors and effect on health care: Perception of risk factors from view of nurse in Qazvin. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 3 (1). pp. 26-32.


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Background and aims: In order to plan for preventing and decreasing the rate of nursing errors, understanding of nurse’s perception of nursing errors could be very helpful. This study was thus designed to examine the critical care nurses perception of nursing errors from view point of critical care nurses. Methods: This study was conducted in 9 hospitals in Qazvin province located in north of Iran. Using convenience sampling, all registered nurses who worked in critical care units were invited to participate in the study. Data were collected between January and March 2015 with using “predisposing factors of nursing errors questionnaire”. Results: Of 379 nurses participated in this study, 77.8 (N= 213) were women. The mean age of participants was 34±2.2 years and mean years of experience was 8.1±1.5 years. Totally, from view of nurses, most and lowest common cusecs of nursing errors were related to “management aspect” and “Team coordination” items respectively. Conclusion: Nursing educational systems should pay more attention to nurses’ perception to nursing errors and may consider their view during planning and education towards decreasing nursing errors in critical care setting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nurses perception, Nursing errors, Critical care, Health care systems, Risk factors
Subjects: WA Public Health
WY Nursing
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > International Journal of Epidemiologic Research
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Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 09:03

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