American Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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American Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vol.4, No.1, Mar. 2019, Pub. Date: May 11, 2019
Evaluation of Patient’s Safety Measures in Khartoum State Governmental Hospital 2014
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[01] Anass Mohammad, Department of Nursing, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
[02] Raghda Elbokhary, Department of Nursing, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
[03] Karamalla Mohammed, Department of Nursing, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
Study purpose: this study aimed to evaluate patient safety measures in Khartoum state hospitals 2014. Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study. A total coverage sampling technique was used to select All 8 Khartoum state governmental hospital ICUs. Findings: this study revealed that only half of the hospital ICUs (50%) has appropriate temperature and humidity control. only (12.5%) of participant Hospital ICUs have essential laboratory like ABG, and electrolyte available. All of the participant hospital ICUs (100%) have non-invasive pressure monitoring. All of the participant hospital ICUs (100%) have airway access equipment’s. (75%) of the participant hospital ICUs doesn’t have portable equipment’s for transporting the patient. Only (75%) of nurses working in the participant hospital ICUs wash their hand between procedures. Conclusion: all Khartoum estate hospital ICUs are not well designed, not well staffed, and doesn’t commit to infection control and prevention measures and by all meaning no attaining to patient safety. Recommendation: Patient safety in ICU is very important to delivery high quality care so it should be involved in the hospitals policy and assigned specific department of hospital like quality assurance to be responsible for monitoring patient safety. Hospitals continuous educational program should be organize the regular lectures and workshop about pt. safety and how to manage the critically ill patients and infection prevention. ICU staff should committed by infection prevention measures from hand washing, wearing gown, isolation, sterilization, and following the aseptic techniques in the procedures which require. key words: patient safety measures, Khartoum state hospitals, (ICU) intensive care unit.
Patient Safety, Intensive Care Unite, Infection Control
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