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Fourth Year Nursing Students’ Perception of Safety in Clinical Settings in Governmental Universities - Khartoum state (2018).

Fourth Year Nursing Students’ Perception of Safety in Clinical Settings in Governmental Universities - Khartoum state (2018).

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Title: Fourth Year Nursing Students’ Perception of Safety in Clinical Settings in Governmental Universities - Khartoum state (2018).
Author: Ibrahim, Sahar Ahmed Mohammed
Abstract: Background: The goal of nursing education is the preparation of students who are able to enter the workforce and function safely and competently as new graduates. The ability to fulfill this function is dependent on a clinical learning environment that is supportive of student learning and as we know nurses are committed through the code of ethics to provide safe, competent and ethical care, this study aimed to explore fourth year nursing students’ perception of safety in clinical settings. Methodology : This is a descriptive exploratory cross-sectional study conducted in Khartoum state at five recognized governmental universities, total coverage sampling method was used, included 470 nursing students in the 4th year 2017-2018 that met selection criteria, data collected by the researcher using published self administered survey then the collected data were analyzed included 470 respondents. Results: Among 519 nursing students included, a total of 470 students responded at a rate of 90.5% and responses showed that almost near half of them 204(43.4%) revealed that safety is their focus during their clinical shift. In addition, half of them 240(51.1%) strongly agree that there are safety problems on the clinical settings, furthermore respondents stressed that the clinical nurse by 138(29.4%) and nurse students by 167(35.5%) feel that mistakes are held against them. Also 133(28.3%) agree that our policies and procedures are not good at preventing errors from happening and one third of them 171(36.4% feel that they provide safe care. Although one third of them 162(34.5%) reported that students and nurses in the clinical settings sometimes discuss ways to prevent errors from happening while, 153(32.6%) never feel free to speak up if they see something that may negatively affect the patient safety and 164(34.9%) perceived that nurses were not appear free to speak up if they see something that may negatively affect the patient safety. Hence near to half 232(49.4%) stressed that clinical instructor never discuss patient safety including the use of reporting tools, moreover the majority 391(83.2%) of respondents reported that they did not complete a hospital incident report when an error is made and 401(85.3%) reported that they never complete nursing school specific error report. Hence 362(77%) replied that they never report near miss errors and 270(57.4%) reveled they never report errors that made potential harm to the patient. Conclusion: The study concluded that safety is the focus of the students. There are safety problems on the clinical settings. Students are concerned with errors. Our policies and procedures are not good at preventing errors from happening. The safety-reporting tool is not available to be completed. Hence under reporting of the errors and near miss errors and barriers exist for the nursing student to repot errors and near miss errors.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27042


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