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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2015, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 52-58 Back to browse issues page
Frequency of errors in nursing and associated factors in the cases referred to the Mortality Committee in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences during 2006-2012
Mina Bozorgzad , Zeynab Hemati *
PhD student Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, I.R. Iran , z.hemate@gmail.com
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Background and aims: Identification of nursing errors and improvement of patient safety is critical. Therefore, because of errors in nursing services, and in some cases is irreversible damage phenomenon. This study was aimed to investigate errors in nursing and associated factors in the cases referred to the Mortality Committee. Methods: In this descriptive study, all cases referred to the Mortality Committee were examined in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. Some cases that nurses were known as the defendant, their information including age, sex, type of hospitalization, place of referral, hospitalized ward and admission reasons of patients, duration of service, department service, educational level, and type of errors committed by nurses were studied. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency) and analytical (Fisher's exact test). Results: Of 400 cases referred to the Mortality Committee in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences from 2006 to the first half of 2012, 50 errors were occurred that about 44% of the errors were occurred due to lack of timely medical care and 36 % of errors were related to report record of nursing. Conclusion: With regard to the elimination of errors is not possible in total, it can be decreased somewhat by reducing workload, increasing the number of nurses, and providing accurate monitoring system.
Keywords: Nursing errors, Related factors, Mortality Committee
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/10/8 | Accepted: 2015/05/17 | Published: 2015/05/19
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Bozorgzad M, Hemati Z. Frequency of errors in nursing and associated factors in the cases referred to the Mortality Committee in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences during 2006-2012. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2015; 4 (2) :52-58
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