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Analysis of awarenees of the nurses about the safety and health of staff by using the scale of culture of safety and health of staff

Emrullah İncesu, Ahmet Atasoy.

Abstract
In recent years, although the applications which features the safety of patients seems one step ahead of safety and health of staff, health and safety factors are important both for patients and for staff equally indeed.

Purpose:This study aims to reveal the thoughts of nurses working at clinics about the Occupational Health and Safety practices implemented by Konya Seydisehir State Hospital and to contribute to set the awareness of safety and health of staff.

Method:This study was made on clinical 54 nurses working at Konya Seydişehir State Hospital in February 2014. The data was collected by the scale of culture of safety and health of staff (ÇSGKÖ) which is developed by Yorgun and Atasoy (2013). Cronbach's Alpha was found as α = 0.925. Obtained data were analyzed by applying descriptive statistical methods (frequency, mean, standard deviation) and Independent Samples Test (independent t-test) methods of SPSS 16.0 (Statistical Package of Social Sciences) application. Results exist in confidence interval with a percentage of 95% and P value was found as fewer than 0.05.

Findings:The followings were detected: 50% of staff have associate degree, 90,7% of them have training on safety of staff, the average value of the scale of culture of safety and health of staff (ÇSGKÖ) is3.3064 ±, 53,523, average values of subscales varies between 2,7642 and 3,8426, food safety has the least average values of subscales with a value of 2,7642± 0,85262,infection prevention has the top average value as 3,8426±,52925, there is significant relationships (p

Key words: Health and Safety of Staff, Nurses, Culture


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