Desirable Competencies as Perceived by Professional Nurses in Terms of the Safety Culture of Patients and Professional Nurses at Operating Room in Tertiary Hospitals in the Northern Region under the Ministry of Public Health

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Egaphong Koungmuangkum
Laddawan Daengthern

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          This research is descriptive research. The purposes of this research were to explore 1) desirable competencies as perceived by professional nurses in terms of the safety culture of patients and professional nurses at the operating room in tertiary hospitals in the northern region under the Ministry of Public Health and 2) the elements of desirable competencies as perceived by professional nurses in terms of the safety culture of patients and professional nurses at the operating room in tertiary hospitals in the northern region under the Ministry of Public Health. The sample was a group of 300 professional nurses working at the operating rooms from 5 hospitals. In this study, a questionnaire was employed to elicit background information and information about desirable competencies as perceived by professional nurses in terms of the safety culture of patients and professional nurses at the operating room in tertiary hospitals in the northern region under the Ministry of Public Health. The data were analyzed by using percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Exploratory Factors Analysis (EFA) through Principle Component Analysis (PCA) and orthogonal rotation axis by Varimax method. 


          The findings showed that there were 7 elements of desirable competencies as perceived by professional nurses in terms of the safety culture of patients and professional nurses at the operating room in tertiary hospitals in the northern region under the Ministry of Public. Element 1 was the competency in management, Element 2 was prevention of physical injury of patients, Element 3 was information management of patients and nurses,Element 4 was organization support, Element 5 was application of knowledge, Element 6 was nursing skills in the operating room, and Element 7 was monitoring and control of professional.

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