Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team

OBJECTIVE: to verify the assessment of the patient safety culture according to the function and length of experience of the nursing and medical teams at Neonatal Intensive Care Units.METHOD: quantitative survey undertaken at four Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Florianópolis, Brazil. The sample tot...

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Main Authors: Andréia Tomazoni, Patrícia Kuerten Rocha, Sabrina de Souza, Jane Cristina Anders, Hamilton Filipe Correia de Malfussi
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Language:English
Published: Universidade de São Paulo 2014-10-01
Series:Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
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spelling doaj-a25f2c1168f44169817a5e27a2864d062020-11-24T21:14:28ZengUniversidade de São PauloRevista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem1518-83452014-10-0122575576310.1590/0104-1169.3624.2477S0104-11692014000500755Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical teamAndréia TomazoniPatrícia Kuerten RochaSabrina de SouzaJane Cristina AndersHamilton Filipe Correia de MalfussiOBJECTIVE: to verify the assessment of the patient safety culture according to the function and length of experience of the nursing and medical teams at Neonatal Intensive Care Units.METHOD: quantitative survey undertaken at four Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Florianópolis, Brazil. The sample totaled 141 subjects. The data were collected between February and April 2013 through the application of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. For analysis, the Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-Square tests and Cronbach's Alpha coefficient were used. Approval for the research project was obtained from the Ethics Committee, CAAE: 05274612.7.0000.0121.RESULTS: differences in the number of positive answers to the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, the safety grade and the number of reported events were found according to the professional characteristics. A significant association was found between a shorter Length of work at the hospital and Length of work at the unit and a larger number of positive answers; longer length of experience in the profession represented higher grades and less reported events. The physicians and nursing technicians assessed the patient safety culture more positively. Cronbach's alpha demonstrated the reliability of the instrument.CONCLUSION: the differences found reveal a possible relation between the assessment of the safety culture and the subjects' professional characteristics at the Neonatal Intensive Care Units.http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-11692014000500755&lng=en&tlng=enSeguridad del PacienteCultura OrganizacionalEnfermería NeonatalUnidades de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal
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author Andréia Tomazoni
Patrícia Kuerten Rocha
Sabrina de Souza
Jane Cristina Anders
Hamilton Filipe Correia de Malfussi
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Patrícia Kuerten Rocha
Sabrina de Souza
Jane Cristina Anders
Hamilton Filipe Correia de Malfussi
Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Seguridad del Paciente
Cultura Organizacional
Enfermería Neonatal
Unidades de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal
author_facet Andréia Tomazoni
Patrícia Kuerten Rocha
Sabrina de Souza
Jane Cristina Anders
Hamilton Filipe Correia de Malfussi
author_sort Andréia Tomazoni
title Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
title_short Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
title_full Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
title_fullStr Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
title_full_unstemmed Patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
title_sort patient safety culture at neonatal intensive care units: perspectives of the nursing and medical team
publisher Universidade de São Paulo
series Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
issn 1518-8345
publishDate 2014-10-01
description OBJECTIVE: to verify the assessment of the patient safety culture according to the function and length of experience of the nursing and medical teams at Neonatal Intensive Care Units.METHOD: quantitative survey undertaken at four Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Florianópolis, Brazil. The sample totaled 141 subjects. The data were collected between February and April 2013 through the application of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. For analysis, the Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-Square tests and Cronbach's Alpha coefficient were used. Approval for the research project was obtained from the Ethics Committee, CAAE: 05274612.7.0000.0121.RESULTS: differences in the number of positive answers to the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, the safety grade and the number of reported events were found according to the professional characteristics. A significant association was found between a shorter Length of work at the hospital and Length of work at the unit and a larger number of positive answers; longer length of experience in the profession represented higher grades and less reported events. The physicians and nursing technicians assessed the patient safety culture more positively. Cronbach's alpha demonstrated the reliability of the instrument.CONCLUSION: the differences found reveal a possible relation between the assessment of the safety culture and the subjects' professional characteristics at the Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
topic Seguridad del Paciente
Cultura Organizacional
Enfermería Neonatal
Unidades de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal
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