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dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Dien_US
dc.contributor.authorHewson-Conroy, Kareenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrealy, Bernadetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorElderkin, Taniaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrittin, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCutcheon, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorLongbottom, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorThalib, Lukmanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:25:09Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:25:09Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-01-23T22:13:57Z
dc.identifier.issn10623264en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4037/ajcc2013722en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56004
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Workplace safety culture is a crucial ingredient in patients' outcomes and is increasingly being explored as a guide for quality improvement efforts. OBJECTIVES: To establish a baseline understanding of the safety culture in Australian intensive care units. METHODS: In a nationwide study of physicians and nurses in 10 Australian intensive care units, the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire intensive care unit version was used to measure safety culture. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the mean scores for the 6 subscales of the questionnaire, and generalized-estimation-equations models were used to test the hypotheses that safety culture differed between physicians and nurses and between nurse leaders and bedside nurses. RESULTS: A total of 672 responses (50.6% response rate) were received: 513 (76.3%) from nurses, 89 (13.2%) from physicians, and 70 (10.4%) from respondents who did not specify their professional group. Ratings were highest for teamwork climate and lowest for perceptions of hospital management and working conditions. Four subscales, job satisfaction, teamwork climate, safety climate, and working conditions, were rated significantly higher by physicians than by nurses. Two subscales, working conditions and perceptions of hospital management, were rated significantly lower by nurse leaders than by bedside nurses. CONCLUSIONS: Measuring the baseline safety culture of an intensive care unit allows leaders to implement targeted strategies to improve specific dimensions of safety culture. These strategies ultimately may improve the working conditions of staff and the care that patients receive.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Association of Critical Care Nursesen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom93en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto102en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAmerican Journal of Critical Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleSafety Culture In Australian Intensive Care Units: Establishing A Baseline For Quality Improvementen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the authors for more information.en_US
gro.date.issued2013
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