Identifying the nontechnical skills required of nurses in general surgical wards.

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Dianne en
dc.contributor.author Finlayson, Mary P en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-05T01:39:45Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-04 en
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44859 en
dc.description.abstract To identify the nontechnical skills (NTS) required of nurses in general surgical wards for safe and effective care.As the largest occupational group, nurses are in an ideal position to block the vulnerabilities of patient adverse events in a surgical ward. Previous studies in the surgical environment have identified the NTS required of nurses for safe care in operating rooms; however, these skills have not been identified for nurses in general surgical wards.A nonparticipant observational descriptive design was used.A purposive sample of 15 registered nurses was recruited from four surgical wards and observed for a full shift on a morning, afternoon or night shift. Nonparticipant observations were conducted using field notes to collect data. A coding frame was developed, and an inductive process was used to analyse the data.A taxonomy comprising seven NTS required of nurses in their roles in surgical ward teams emerged from the data analysis. They are communication, leadership and management, planning, decision-making, situation awareness, teamwork and patient advocacy.Patient care provided by general surgical nurses involved the seven identified key NTS. These particular NTS are an important component of safe nursing practice as they underpin the provision of safe and effective care for general surgical patients. Nurses block the trajectory of error by using NTS to address the vulnerabilities in the system that can lead to adverse patient events.Identifying general surgical nurses' NTS enables the development of teaching strategies that target the learning of those skills to achieve successful work outcomes and improve patient safety. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of clinical nursing en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en
dc.subject Communication en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Decision Making en
dc.subject Perioperative Nursing en
dc.subject Clinical Competence en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Operating Rooms en
dc.subject Quality of Health Care en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Practice Guidelines as Topic en
dc.subject Patient Safety en
dc.title Identifying the nontechnical skills required of nurses in general surgical wards. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jocn.14290 en
pubs.issue 7-8 en
pubs.begin-page 1475 en
pubs.volume 27 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 29399903 en
pubs.end-page 1487 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 723807 en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Medical & Hlth Sci en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
dc.identifier.eissn 1365-2702 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-02-06 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29399903 en


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