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Abbas, A. E. A., PhDN is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Administration and Education Department, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Bassiuni, N. A., PhDN, MSN, BScN is also an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Administration Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. Baddar, F. M., PhDN, MSN, BScN is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Administration and Education Department, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
The review of literature (ROL) conducted by the study shows that in the healthcare field there is growing realization that under the influence of several factors the culture in healthcare organizations is not conducive to patient safety. The factors involved are productivity, efficiency, and cost controls. Though a universal agreement on what constitutes a safety culture for health organizations is yet to emerge, there are clear indications of what these dimensions should be. The safety culture of an organization involves individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, and behavioural patterns of commitment towards safety management in the organization. Most of the efforts in providing an understanding safety culture have been focused on healthcare systems and patient engagement within these systems, with particular emphasis on such understanding in the Middle-East. There has been limited research into the handling of patient safety issues in terms of the perceptions of the front-line healthcare providers, leaving a gap in the body of knowledge on the subject. The authors justify this study on the basis of attempting to reduce this gap in the body of knowledge.
The difference in perceptions on patient safety of frontline healthcare providers in a clinical and the whether there was any association between these perceptions and the variables of job category, years of experience, and work setting were the research questions. The hypothesis was that there would be a difference in perception on patient safety between
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This is an investigative report based on a letter of complaint that was received by the CEO of an ambulance trust after one of its crew had poorly treated a patient (Ravi Patel who has complained of abdominal pain and vomiting). The CEO has received letters of complaint from the patient’s relatives, especially his wife, against two employees of the trust.
This report examines a patient safety incident that occurred within a hospital in the United States, where a patient with an ICD device underwent surgery without any complications. However, the device was turned off prior to the surgery and a combination of system and human factors resulted in the device not being reinitialized.
Physicians and other health care providers are widely criticized for being highly concerned about personal economic gains rather than their professional objectives. This paper tends to conduct a root cause analysis of a well known medical error that raised serious health issues and ethical predicament.
Lack of prioritizing medical care and safety ideology to patients has reduced the services offered and the level of treatment. Nations all over the world have implemented patient safety standards as a first priority. Patients are given the best care and service to increase the life expectancy of living beings.
Several conditions and practices put the life of the patient in the operating room at risk. Unfortunately, reports have it that compliance to basic rules of ensuring safety is difficult and the number of reported incidents of inappropriate surgery has increased (Hospital and Health Network, 2011).
Medical errors lead to death, injuries, suicides and other post operation complications. Risk operations like thoracic operation may result to post operation complications thus the healthcare provider should follow all the established procedures. Week 8 essay Introduction Patient safety is a critical part in the deliver of quality healthcare (Williams & Wilkins, 2007).
It has been noticed that nurse communication has an effect on the length in which patients stay in hospital as well as the efficiency of their treatment. Adequate nurse communication in medical centers has the outcome of decreasing the duration of patients’ stay in hospital.
This paper is a critical design of a research that is to be performed to prove that there is indeed a correlation between poor communication and patient’s risk. The paper first analyzes the previous paper on the same topic and then looks at how samples can be taken without any discrimination.
ence towards the results, going to the hospitals with insufficient or inadequate facilities, avoiding follow-up care, attaining unexpected results of surgery. FDA conducted a research to determine the fatal errors of medication experienced in the years between 1993 and 1998
(2011). The primary objective of the article is to establish how the ratio of patients to nurses (PNR) affects patients’ risk of getting ventilator-linked pneumonia. The study utilizes data from a previous study, which took place in 27 intensive care
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