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Authors

  1. Armstrong, Gail E. PhD, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
  2. Dietrich, Mary PhD
  3. Norman, Linda DSN, RN, FAAN
  4. Barnsteiner, Jane PhD, RN, FAAN
  5. Mion, Lorraine PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Health care organizations have incorporated updated safety principles in the analysis of errors and in norms and standards. Yet no research exists that assesses bedside nurses' perceived skills or attitudes toward updated safety concepts. The aims of this study were to develop a scale assessing nurses' perceived skills and attitudes toward updated safety concepts, determine content validity, and examine internal consistency of the scale and subscales. Understanding nurses' perceived skills and attitudes about safety concepts can be used in targeting strategies to enhance their safety practices.