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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2018, 28(2): 153-161 Back to browse issues page
Factors affecting errors in the operating rooms: study of employees' viewpoint
Maryam Nnemati 1, Shahla Mohammadzadeh Zarankesh 2, Ebrahim Ebrahimi Abyaneh * 3
1- MSc Student of Medical– Surgical Nursing, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Instructor PhD Candidate in Higher Education Management, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3- Instructor MBA Management, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (133 Views)
Background: Operation rooms are one of the most hazardous environments in terms of possible human-related health hazards and reduction of errors in these environments is a necessity to improve the quality of health care. The purpose of this study was to determine the cases of errors and factors affecting the errors in the operating room.
Materials and methods: This descriptive study was conducted in 2016, and the viewpoints of 200 employees of operating rooms in selected hospitals of Tehran Medical Sciences Universities were randomly categorized using a researcher-made questionnaire in three sections: demographic specification, error cases, effective factors in errors" in four dimensions of individual, environmental skill and managerial. Data were analyzed by descriptive-inferential statistics methods using SPSS software.
Results: Regarding employees' viewpoint, wrong selection of a surgery (71%), and wrong surgery of an incorrect organ (61%) is the most important errors. The most important factors affecting the occurrence of faults in individual dimension was physical and mental condition of personnel (74%), in the environmental dimension the high number of surgical procedures (69%), in the skill dimension incomprehensibility in the use of equipment (60.5%), and in the management dimension low number of personnel in the surgical operation (74.5%).
Conclusion: Communicating with patients, and engaging skilled and physically minded staff, observing the standards of staffing in terms of quantity and experience, avoiding crowds and crowding, having healthy and safe equipment and familiarity with how they are used, Proper management of error cases and appropriate conduct with the wrong doer can reduce the error rate in the operating rooms.
Keywords: Error in the operating room, Factors affecting the error, Operating room
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Educational management
Received: 2017/07/24 | Accepted: 2018/01/21 | Published: 2018/06/19
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Nnemati M, Mohammadzadeh Zarankesh S, Ebrahimi Abyaneh E. Factors affecting errors in the operating rooms: study of employees' viewpoint . MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2018; 28 (2) :153-161
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