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Evaluating the intervening factors in patient safety: focusing on hospital nursing staff.
Rev Esc Enferm USP ; 49(1): 104-13, 2015 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25789649
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate intervening factors in patient safety, focusing on hospital nursing staff.

METHOD:

The study is descriptive, with qualitative approach, excerpt from a larger study with analytical nature. It was undertaken in a public hospital in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, between January and June 2013, with semi-structured interviews to 70 nurses, using Thematic Content Analysis.

RESULTS:

The principal intervening factors in patient safety related to hospital nursing staff were staff dimensioning and workload, professional qualification and training, team work, being contracted to the institution, turnover and lack of job security, and bad practice/disruptive behaviors. These aspects severely interfere with the establishment of a safety culture in the hospital analyzed.

CONCLUSION:

It is necessary for managers to invest in nursing staff, so that these workers may be valued as fundamental in the promotion of patient safety, making it possible to develop competences for taking decisions with focus on the improvement of quality care.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Segurança do Paciente / Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem no Hospital Limite: Adulto / Feminino / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade / Jovem adulto Idioma: Inglês Revista: Rev Esc Enferm USP Ano de publicação: 2015 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Brasil