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COTANDA SANCHIS, M. José; MARTINEZ-SABATER, Antonio; BALLESTAR-TARIN, M. Luisa  y  CASAL ANGULO, M. Carmen. Analysis of safety culture in the field of patient identification by the students of Nursing degree from the University. Gerokomos [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.3, pp.84-88. ISSN 1134-928X.

Objectives: The treatment process involves the existence of security issues that affect the quality of life and increase in old age. The aim of this paper is to analyze the safety culture of nursing professionals. Methodology: Developing a cross-sectional descriptive study was raised by administering a survey to a sample of students graduates of the Faculty in the last three years. The questionnaire consisted of 39 multiple-choice items divided into professional aspects, Patient Safety and Patient ID. Data were collected on an Excel database and descriptive analysis with SPSS 19 was performed. Results: 94.3% of the interviewees maintained direct contact with patients. 77.1% felt that not enough staff in their service to meet the workload. The most common problems related to patient safety are: the availability of medical records when required (48.6% of cases), the absence of reports of medical records (36% of cases) and sometimes the change history of a patient by another (31.4% of cases). 68.6% reported no written incident. Conclusions: The most common problems related to security are lack of information on the history and identification problems that are exacerbated in the elderly. There is underreporting of errors/incidents, practices favoring identification errors persist.

Palabras clave : patient safety; patient identification systems; health of the elderly; nursing education; geriatrics; geriatrics nursing.

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