Knowledge Regarding Patient Safety among Nursing Staff of a Tertiary Care Hospital in LucknowJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2018-10-05
Authors : Jiji James; Deepa Simon; Kusum; Mini Mathai; Reji RK;
Page : 312-314
Keywords : patient afety; knowledge; nursing staff;
A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding patient safety among nursing staff of a tertiary care hospital in Lucknow& to find the association between knowledge level and selected demographic variables. This descriptive study on patient safety contained structured questionnaire as an instrument for assessing the knowledge. The questionnaire contained twenty five items which were based on Patient Safety factors ( medication error& health care associated infections). Analysis of data shows that only 14 % of nurses had excellent knowledge about patient safety whereas majority of nurses had average knowledge about medication error& health care associated infection aspects of patient safety. The recommendation of the study were in the field of nursing research, nursing administration and nursing education and nursing practice.
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