Nursing Practice for Elderly Patients Safety by Operating Room Nurses and Related Factors

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Budsarin Jongjaisurathum
Kanittha Naka
Wipa Sae-Sia

Abstract

This descriptive study aimed to describe the perception of nursing practice for elderly patients safety by operating room nurses and to assess the relationship between age, working experience, training experience related to nursing care in operating rooms, training experience related to safety, and training experience in elderly patients safety, and organizational climate of the operating rooms and perception of nursing practice for elderly patients safety. The sample consisted of 305 nurses who worked in the operating room at 7 hospitals, including a university hospital, southern Thailand. The questionnaires used in this study consisted of 3 parts: (1) Demographic Questionnaire, (2) Organizational Climate Questionnaire, and (3) Perception of
Nursing Practice for Elderly Patients Safety by Operating Room Nurses Questionnaire. The questionnaires part 2 and 3 were approved for content validity and their reliability was verified by using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. The content validity of the questionnaires of (2) and (3) were 0.92 and 0.95, respectively. The content reliability of the questionnaires of (2) and (3) were 0.95 and 0.88, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive and interferential statistics. Relationships among the study variables were analyzed by using spearman correlation coefficient and point biserial correlation coefficient.The results revealed that 1. The overall the perception of nursing practice for elderly patients safety by operating room nurses was at a high level(M=3.58, SD = 0.60). Considering each component of nursing practice for elderly patients safety by operating room nurses, the average score of all components was at a high level, in which
the protection of residues in the patient’s body had the highest score (M = 3.82, SD = 0.45) and prevention of tissue injury from radiation was at the lowest score (M = 3.12, SD = 0.97)
2. Personal factors, training experience in elderly patients safety was positively correlated to the
perception of nursing practice for elderly patients safety by operating room nurses (rpb = 0.10, p < 0.05). However, including age, working experience, training experience related to nursing care in operating rooms,training experience related to safety were not correlated with the perception of nursing practice for elderly patients safety (rs = 0.01, rs = 0.003, rpb = 0.06, rpb = 0.06, respectively, p > 0.05). The organizational climate of the operating rooms was positively correlated moderate level with the perception of nursing practice for elderly patients safety (rs = 0.34, p < 0.001).The results of this study can be used as a guideline to improve the safety of elderly patient under operation.

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Jongjaisurathum, B., Naka, K., & Sae-Sia, W. (2017). Nursing Practice for Elderly Patients Safety by Operating Room Nurses and Related Factors. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 37(2), 27–40. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/91385
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