Introduction: Operating Room (OR) department is a dynamic business environment involving teamwork and advanced technology together with a population of patients with multiple problems and high productivity demands. Tension between the contradictory aims of efficiency and safety may produce risks for adverse incidents. Multiple factors are critical to achieving patient safety, including teamwork, managerial and organizational factors, individual resources, cognitive abilities and work environment Aim: The aim of this study was to describe and compare attitudes to patient safety among the various professionals in Operating Room (OR) in Northern Greece Hospitals. Methods: A quantitative survey with the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) - OR version was used to obtain estimations from surgical teams. The SAQ-OR version was translated into Greek and comprises 36 items. The answers are based on respondent experiences in OR where they work, given on a 5-point Likert scale: 1=Disagree Strongly, 2=Disagree Slightly, 3=Neutral, 4=Agree Slightly and 5=Agree Strongly.The sample size of this research included 150 operating room nurses and 65 physicians or surgeons. For the data analysis, the statistical package SPSS v.22 was utilized. Results: The mean for surgical team members shows that respondents’ attitudes to patient safety were overall positive regarding teamwork climate. Job satisfaction, safety climate, working conditions and stress recognition had lower mean scores. Surgeons rated working conditions significantly higher than did perioperative nurses and perceptions of management significantly higher than did or nurses. Although perceptions of management showed the lowest scores in both professional teams.

A tool to assess and certificate the skills in the operating room according to the LaNTS model (life and non-technical skills)

Reato F.;Cusmà Piccione R.;Carcano G.
2019-01-01

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Introduction: Operating Room (OR) department is a dynamic business environment involving teamwork and advanced technology together with a population of patients with multiple problems and high productivity demands. Tension between the contradictory aims of efficiency and safety may produce risks for adverse incidents. Multiple factors are critical to achieving patient safety, including teamwork, managerial and organizational factors, individual resources, cognitive abilities and work environment Aim: The aim of this study was to describe and compare attitudes to patient safety among the various professionals in Operating Room (OR) in Northern Greece Hospitals. Methods: A quantitative survey with the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) - OR version was used to obtain estimations from surgical teams. The SAQ-OR version was translated into Greek and comprises 36 items. The answers are based on respondent experiences in OR where they work, given on a 5-point Likert scale: 1=Disagree Strongly, 2=Disagree Slightly, 3=Neutral, 4=Agree Slightly and 5=Agree Strongly.The sample size of this research included 150 operating room nurses and 65 physicians or surgeons. For the data analysis, the statistical package SPSS v.22 was utilized. Results: The mean for surgical team members shows that respondents’ attitudes to patient safety were overall positive regarding teamwork climate. Job satisfaction, safety climate, working conditions and stress recognition had lower mean scores. Surgeons rated working conditions significantly higher than did perioperative nurses and perceptions of management significantly higher than did or nurses. Although perceptions of management showed the lowest scores in both professional teams.
2019
Reato, F.; Cusmà Piccione, R.; Carcano, G.
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