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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part G (2018)

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety among operation theatre staff nurses in selected hospitals at Tumkur

Author(s)
Roopali Patil and Mythreyee HR
Abstract
Background of the study: A simple checklist developed by the WHO which has been shown to reduce surgical morbidity and mortality and sentinel events by such simple exercises as confirming the patient’s identity, site, procedure and consent, sponge counts, etc. The aim of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist is to reinforce safety practices, better communication and teamwork between clinical disciplines.
Objectives of the study
  • To assess the knowledge on standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety among Operation Theatre staff nurses.
  • To assess the attitude on standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety among Operation Theatre staff nurses.
  • To find out the correlation between the knowledge and attitude regarding standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety among Operation Theatre staff nurses.
  • To find out the association between the level of knowledge with selected socio-demographic variables. · To find out the association between the level of attitude with selected socio-demographic variables.
Methodology: A study was conducted in selected hospitals, at Tumkur. A descriptive design was used. 100 operation theatre staff nurses were selected. Self administered knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale was distributed.
Major findings and results: The results shown that 100 Operation Theatre staff nurses 78 (78.0%) are having inadequate knowledge, regarding surgical safety checklist and 86 (86.0%) operation theatre staff nurses were having moderately favorable attitude regarding surgical safety checklist. The correlation coefficient of the overall Mean knowledge and Mean attitude of operation theatre staff nurses as r = 0.30 which was found to be not significant at p<0.05 level hence there is a positive mild linear correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding surgical safety checklist. The chi square value shown that there was significant association between the level of knowledge with information χ2=09.24 and years of experience χ2=8.98. But the other socio demographic variables did not show any significant association. The chi square value shown that there was significant association between the level of attitude with years of experience χ2=10.64 nature of appointment χ2=4.03 monthly income χ2=14.32. But the other demographic variables did not shown any significant association.
Interpretation and Conclusion:
The findings of this study support the need for conducting an awareness programme on standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety. The study proved that majority of the Operation Theatre staff nurses had inadequate knowledge and moderately favorable attitude on standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety.
Pages: 438-444  |  537 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Roopali Patil, Mythreyee HR. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding standardized surgical checklist in surgery on patient safety among operation theatre staff nurses in selected hospitals at Tumkur. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):438-444.
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