The Effect of Operating Room Nurse's Patient Safety Competency and Perception of Teamwork on Safety Management Activities

수술실 간호사의 환자안전역량과 팀워크 인식이 환자안전관리활동에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Mi-Ma (Graduate school, Department of Nursing, Dankook University) ;
  • Kim, Seon-Ha (Department of Nursing, Dankook University)
  • 박미마 (단국대학교 간호학과 대학원) ;
  • 김선하 (단국대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.02
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of patient safety competence and teamwork on patient safety management activities in operating room nurse. The survey was 110 nurses with in the operating room of the general hospital, using self-report questionnaire. Stepwise regression analysis were used. Older group and those with higher levels of education status were significantly associated with high scores on patient safety competence. Patient safety competence and safety management activities showed a significant positive correlation, and teamwork and safety management activities showed a significant positive correlation. Regression analysis showed that patient safety competence and awareness of teamwork had a significant impact on patient safety management activities and the explanatory power of these variables was 15.7%. In conclusion, efforts are needed to improve patient safety competence and teamwork in order to improve patient safety management activities in operating room nurse, and further studies on other variables affecting patient safety management activities are needed.


Operating room;Nurse;Patient safety;Team;Safety Management;Convergence


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