Patient safety culture in vascular access settings

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A composite score was constructed, which was the average of the percent-positive scores of the items. Overall, scores were high, indicating a positive patient safety culture” Davis et al (2016).

Abstract:

Staff members, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants from a sample of hemodialysis facilities in Network 6 (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) and Network 11 (Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) completed a 10-item assessment with modified questions from the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, with an emphasis on safety culture related to vascular access infections. A composite score was constructed, which was the average of the percent-positive scores of the items. Overall, scores were high, indicating a positive patient safety culture. Composite scores varied by role type, with nurses, patient care technicians, and other technicians reporting the lowest composite scores. Network 6 participants reported higher scores on two of the survey items. Fewer staff within a facility were associated with higher composite scores.

Reference:

Davis, K.K., Harris, K.G., Mahishi, V., Bartholomew, E.G. and Kenward, K. (2016) Perceptions of Culture of Safety in Hemodialysis Centers. Nephrology Nursing Journal. 43(2), p.119-26, 182; quiz 127.

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