THE IMPACT OF NURSING SAFETY CLIMATE ON REPORTING PATIENT SAFETY EVENTS IN SOME EGYPTIAN NURSING UNITS

  • Nagah Abd El-fattah Mohamed Aly Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University – Matrouh Branch, Egypt

Abstract

Background: Although, the reporting of events has been the first priority and has received most attention in health care, many events are underreported for some reasons. So, implementing appropriate safety climate is necessary for managing reporting of events. Objectives: The main objective of this study is to examine the impact of nursing safety climate on reporting patient safety events Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational design amongst 314 nurses was used in this study. Also, two adopted and three developed instruments were used. Results: Valid and reliable instruments were used to assess nursing safety climate and barriers to report events. Underreporting of events among nurses was related to some barriers. There was a significant negative correlation between reporting climate barrier and nurses’ attitude towards the models of reporting events. Also, there was a significant positive correlation between reporting process dimension and barriers towards nurses’ attitudes to reporting events. Conclusion: Two developed instruments could only be generalized in Egyptian nursing units. Reporting rates and attitudes can be greatly enhanced by overcoming the barriers to reporting events and improving nursing safety climate.

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Published
2014-12-30
How to Cite
Mohamed Aly, N. A. E.- fattah. (2014). THE IMPACT OF NURSING SAFETY CLIMATE ON REPORTING PATIENT SAFETY EVENTS IN SOME EGYPTIAN NURSING UNITS. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(36). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/4891