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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2015 Oct;45(5):761-72. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2015.45.5.761.

[Operating Room Nurses' Experiences of Securing for Patient Safety].

[Article in Korean]

Author information

1
College of Life Science and Natural Resources Department of Nursing, Sunchon National University, Sunchon, Korea.
2
Department of Nursing, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea. jongkimk@dankook.ac.kr.
3
Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was done to evaluate the experience of securing patient safety in hospital operating rooms.

METHODS:

Experiential data were collected from 15 operating room nurses through in-depth interviews. The main question was "Could you describe your experience with patient safety in the operating room?". Qualitative data from the field and transcribed notes were analyzed using Strauss and Corbin's grounded theory methodology.

RESULTS:

The core category of experience with patient safety in the operating room was 'trying to maintain principles of patient safety during high-risk surgical procedures'. The participants used two interactional strategies: 'attempt continuous improvement', 'immersion in operation with sharing issues of patient safety'.

CONCLUSION:

The results indicate that the important factors for ensuring the safety of patients in the operating room are manpower, education, and a system for patient safety. Successful and safe surgery requires communication, teamwork and recognition of the importance of patient safety by the surgical team.

KEYWORDS:

Hospitals; Operating room nursing; Operating rooms; Patient safety; Qualitative research

PMID:
26582121
DOI:
10.4040/jkan.2015.45.5.761
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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