A comparative study of patient safety in the intensive care units

Atashzadeh‐Shoorideh, Foroozan and Shirinabadi Farahani, Azam and Pishgooie, Amir Hosein and Babaie, Mohadese and Hadi, Nazanin and Beheshti, Maryam and Zadeh, Ensieh Fathollah and Skerrett, Victoria (2022) A comparative study of patient safety in the intensive care units. Nursing Open, 9 (5). pp. 2381-2389. ISSN 2054-1058

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This study aimed to assess patient-safety principles in ICUs.

This is a descriptive-comparative study.

The research environment includes ICUs of hospitals affiliated to the two universities of medical sciences in Tehran. Sampling was done by census using Time and Event Sampling methods. Research instrument was “Patient Safety Principles Checklist”. Data analysis was performed using SPSS-20 and descriptive-inferential statistics with a significance level of 0.05.

There is no significant difference (p-value = .15) in the level of observance of patient-safety principles in two university-affiliated hospitals A (133.26 ± 9.14) and B (128.16 ± 18.01). Evaluation of the mean scores obtained in each dimension and in each of the ICUs was showed that only in dimension No.3 the difference was significant (F[68,2] = 5.20, p-value = .008) and in the AICUs (16.13 ± 1.8) (p-value = .04), it was significantly lower than other ICUs. Identifying risk factors for the patient’s immunity reduces the side effects of patient care.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1252
8 May 2022Accepted
28 May 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: health professionals, hospitalized patients, intensive care units, nurses, patient safety
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2023 16:21
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2023 16:21
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13771

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