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Causes of Missed Nursing Care in emergency departments in selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences: A Descriptive Study in Iran
Zahra Rooddehghann
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Background Missed care means elimination or delay of any aspect of patient care (whether part of care or the whole care). Incidence of missed care as a common threat to the quality of care and patient safety leads to many health outcomes for patients in emergency departments. This study was conducted to investigate the causes of missed nursing care in emergency departments of selected hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Methods  This cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted on 146 nurses working in emergency departments of selected hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The samples were selected by census method. Iinclusion criteria included having a bachelorchr('39')s degree in nursing and at least 6 months of experience in the emergency department and consent to participate in the study. The method of data collection was self-report and the data collection tool was two demographic information questionnaires and Kalish Missing Nursing Care Questionnaire. The validity of the instrument was calculated by content validity method and its reliability was calculated by Cronbachchr('39')s alpha method with a coefficient of 0.743. Data analysis was carried out by SPSS-16 software using descriptive statistics.
Results: In general, the overall mean score of causes of missed care was 0.44 ± 2.90. The reasons for missed care in the areas of human resources with the mean score of 3.26, material resources with the mean score of 2.82 and communication with the mean score of 2.73 had the highest and lowest mean, respectively.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that causes of missed care are rooted in three areas of human resources, material resources and communication. Therefore, nursing managers are recommended to consider the root causes of missed nursing care in each area of human resources, material resources and communication.
Keywords: Missed care, Nursing, Emergency, Descriptive study, Iran
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Type of Study: Medical Surgical Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2021/01/23 | Accepted: 2021/04/10 | Published: 2021/11/1
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rooddehghann Z. Causes of Missed Nursing Care in emergency departments in selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences: A Descriptive Study in Iran. IJNR. 2021; 16 (4) :50-60
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