Impact of Applying the International Safety Standards Training Program on pediatric Nurses Performance in Safe Surgery

1Howida Shehata Mady, Dr.Safy Salah Eldin Alrafay, Dr. Hyam Refaat Tantawi

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Abstract:

Background: The Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals to enhance patient safety by assisting healthcare facilities to address specific areas of concern with related to patient safety. Aim of the study:This study aimed to evaluate the impact of applying the international standers of safe surgery on pediatric nurses' performance. Subjects and Methods: A quasi-experimental design was used to conduct this study, settings:the Surgical Departments and Operating Rooms of the Children's Hospital affiliated to Ain Shams University hospitals in Cairo. Sample: A purposive sample of (50) nurses who were working at the previously mentioned setting divided to (37) nurses were working at the Pediatric Surgical Departments and (13) nurses were working at Pediatric Operation Room. Tools of data collection: A structured Interviewing Sheet to assess characteristics of the study sample and nurses' knowledgerelated to the international safety standards to ensure safe surgery in pediatric surgical departments and operating rooms, observational Checklist (pre/post), to assess the nurses' performance regarding application of the international safety standards on pediatric nurses' performance and training program about the international safety standards to ensure safe surgery.Results: There was high statistically significant difference between the studied nurses regarding total performance about international safety standards to safe surgery throughout the intervention, Conclusions: The result of the present study concluded that the majority of the studied sample had good total score of knowledge and competent performance regarding The International Stander of Safe Surgery with high statistically significant difference between the studied nurses regarding total knowledge and performance about international safety standards to safe surgery throughout the intervention( with p value, 0.004 and 0.03, respectively) , so that the Application of The International Stander of Safe Surgery had a Positive Impact on Pediatric NursesPerformance.As a result the current study findings supported the study hypothesis. Recommendation: strictadherence for implementing WHO surgical safety checklist to ensure pediatric safe surgery.

Keywords:

Safe Surgery-International Safety Standers–Performance

Paper Details
Month12
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 10
Pages6453-6469