Authors: Loai Abu Sharour, Khaled Suleiman, Suhair Al-Ghabeesh

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Abstract

Objective: This study was conducted to assess the safety culture in Jordanian intensive care units.

Design: The study was descriptive, cross-sectional design, and multisite.

Setting: The Safety Attitude Questionnaire-Intensive Care Unit (SAQ-ICU) version was utilized. Three hundred completed questionnaires were returned from four critical care units.

Results: The results offered a fundamental element for further research on safety matter in Jordanian ICUs. Many recommendations were highlighted by the Jordanian nurses in order to improve the safety culture in the ICUs including standard nurse-patients ratio, good communication and collaboration between health professionals, enhance continuing education and training. To the knowledge, this is the first study conducted in Jordan using the SAQ to examine nurses’ safety culture attitudes in Jordanian ICUs.

Conclusion: The present findings provide a baseline for future research aiming for improving the quality of care in Jordanian ICUs.

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