Importance awareness and Compliance on Patient Safety for Nurses Working in Operating Rooms

수술실간호사의 수술환자 안전관리에 대한 중요성인지도와 실천이행도

  • 김정순 (김원묵기념봉생병원 수술실) ;
  • 김주성 (신라대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.03
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the perceived patient safety, type of errors related to patient safety, importance awareness and compliance on patient safety for operating room nurses and to identify factors influencing compliance. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from 191 perioperative nurses. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, paired t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple regression. The perceived patient safety score was 6.3 as moderate level. Types of errors were mostly happened in patient injury (39.8%), counts (18.4%) and infection control (17.5%). The level of compliance on patient safety was significantly lower than that of importance awareness (t=18.01, P<.001). Compliance on patient safety showed significantly positive correlations to importance awareness (r=.56, p<.001). Experience of patient safety education, experience of errors in colleague, job position and working experience in hospital explained 13.9% of variance compliance on patient safety(F=8.407, P<.001). In conclusion, Hospital should develop education program related to patient safety, encourage nurses to manage safety protocol and ensure cultivating patient safety culture in the perioperative practice setting.


Safety;Awareness;Compliance;Perioperative Nursing


Supported by : 부산광역시간호사회


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