Patient Safety Education: A Perspective of Southern Jordan Nursing Students’

Ahmad H. AlNawafleh, Muwafaq AL-Momani, Fadwa Alhalaiqa



Background: Health care organizations are challenged to improve patient safety. Establishing baseline data on patient safety education is an effective intervention in this domain. This study aims at measuring nursing students’ perceptions of patient safety.

Methods: Quantitative methodology, utilising cross sectional survey distributed to 158 final year nursing students and analysed by confirmatory factor and descriptive statistics.

Results: The model produced 4 components and their Cronbach Alpha reliabilities are: Comfort (0.778), Error reporting (0.638), Denial (0.510) and Culture (0.739), while the overall reliability for is (0.845). While 62% of students have observed medical errors during their clinical practice; only 25% of them have reported an error using incident report.

Discussion and conclusion: It is significant to include Patient Safety in nursing education and training programs. The inclusion will excel the level of clinical excellence, shed a light on trimming down medical errors, and enhancing health outcomes.





تعليم سلامة المرضى: من منظور طلاب التمريض الأردنيين



خلفية: منظمات الرعاية الصحية تواجه تحدي تعزيز سلامة المرضى. إنشاء قاعدة بيانات حول تعليم سلامة المرضى يعتبر اجراءا فعالا في هذا المجال. تهدف هذه الدراسة إلى قياس توجهات طلاب التمريض لسلامة المرضى.

المنهجية: تم توظيف المنهج الكمي، باستخدام مسح مقطعي لعينة (158) من طلاب التمريض في السنة النهائية وتحليلها بمعامل توكيدي والإحصاء الوصفي.

النتائج: نتج عن التحليل نموذج باربع مكونات وبمصداقية ألفا كرونباخ لكل منها: الراحة (0.778)، والخطأ في الإبلاغ (0.638)، والإنكار (0.510) والثقافة (0.739)، بينما الاعتمادية للمقياس كانت (0.845). في حين، 62% من الطلاب لاحظوا خطأ طبيا أثناء التدريب السريري؛ فقط 25% منهم ابلغوا عن الخطأ باستخدام تقرير الحوادث.

المناقشة والاستنتاج: من المهم تضمين "سلامة المرضى" في برامج التعليم والتدريب للتمريض. تضمينها سوف يرفع مستوى الكفاءة السريرية، ويسلط الضوء على التقليل من الأخطاء الطبية، ويحسن المستوى الصحي للمرضى.




Patient Safety, Education, Nursing, Jordan, Students, HPPSACS. سلامة المريض، التعليم، التمريض، الأردن، الطلاب، HPPSACS

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