ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to identify the level of perception of patient safety culture, intra-organizational communication satisfaction, patient safety nursing activities and factors influencing patient safety nursing activities among operating room nurses in small medium-sized hospitals. A descriptive correlational study was conducted with 147 operating room nurses from small and medium sized hospitals in B metropolitan city. Data were collected with self-reported questionnaires and analyzed using SPSS win 24.0 program. The results of this study were as follows: The mean scores for perception of patient safety culture, intra-organizational communication satisfaction, and patient safety nursing activities were 3.23±0.34, 3.26±0.36 and 4.52±0.46, respectively. Patient safety nursing activities among operating room nurses were positively correlated in intra-organizational communication satisfaction (r=.25, p=003) and the perception of patient safety culture (r=.26, p=001). Factors influencing patient safety nursing activities among operating nurses in small medium-sized hospitals were general surgery in charge (β=-.23, p=.004), intra-organizational communication satisfaction (β=.22, p=.005), and experience with safety accident (β=-.18, p=.020). The findings suggest that to improve the patient safety nursing activities, systemic support should be given to improve intra-organizational communication as well as education for nurses.

KEYWORD

Intra-Organizational Communication Satisfaction, Perception of Patient Safety Culture, Patient Safety Nursing Activities

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