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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2013;6(1):44-56.
Published online June 30, 2013.

응급실 간호사의 환자안전문화에 대한 인식과 환자안전관리활동
이지은, 이은남
2동아대학교 간호학과
Emergency Room Nurses' Recognition of Patient Safety Culture and their Safety Management Activity
Ji-Eun Lee, Eun-Nam Lee
1Marynoll Medical Center
2Department of Nursing, Dong-A University
The purpose of this study was to investigate emergency room nurses' recognition of patient safety culture and their performance of safety management activity.
Data were collected from July 1 to August 31, 2012 on 292 emergency room nurses working at 25 general hospitals located in B city in G province. The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture was used to measure patient safety culture, and an 82-item questionnaire was developed to measure safety management activity.
the performance of safety management activity were significantly associated with the total career years, whether the nurses had undergone safety training, and whether the nurses has been working in the regional emergency care facility. Of 6 subcategories of the patient safety culture, the perception of a directly commanding senior/manager, frequency of accident reports, and hospital environment were associated with the performance of safety management activity.
For improving performance of safety management activity among emergency room nurses, it is necessary to develop an educational program of safety management activity by their level of performance.
Key Words: Emergencies, Nurses, Safety, Culture, Safety management

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