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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 7
First page : ( 2971) Last page : ( 2976)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00548.6

Assessment of Nurses’ Perception Concerning Patients Safety in Intensive Care units in Baghdad Hospitals

Hassan Salam Hussein1, Dr. Mansour Khalida Alwan2,*

1Academic Nurse, Ministry of Health, AL-Russafa Health Directorat

2College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Baghdad

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Khalida_Mansour@yahoo.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.



To assess nurses’ perception relative to patient safety in intensive care units in Baghdad Hospitals.


The study adopted a cross-sectional design, was conducted in intensive care units in Baghdad teaching and non-teaching The study was carried out in 1 on October 2015 to 1 on September 2016. A nonprobability (purposive) sample of 100 nurses who worked in intensive care units in Baghdad hospitals. The study instrument consisted of two major parts was constructed for the purpose of the study. First part included the socio-demographic characteristic. The second part consists of the questionnaire related to the nurses’ perception of patient safety, it was used the questionnaire of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The questionnaire consists of 9 sections, the researcher used (8) section and remains section included with the demographic characteristics. These questionnaire categories to 12 dimensions, consists of fifty three items are scored on a five point Likert type response scales. Data was gathered by the use of the questionnaire, as a selfreported by nurses.


The results of the study show that the highest percentage of ICU nurses age less than (30) years old and the mean + stander deviation was (31.16+7.51), females, married, a graduate of a Bachelor degree and their working hour was (30–35) hours. The nurses’ perception concerning the patient safety in the ICU in Baghdad hospitals were low compared to the benchmark. The highest (85%) of nurse's response was recorded to the teamwork within the unit dimension that, it was identified as a strength, while the frequency of events reported dimension record lowest positive rate (37%) this meant the dimension identified as weak perception.


Establishment of a structural health system for the patient safety in the Iraqi Ministry of Health, and create a patient safety unit within structural health of Baghdad hospitals.



Assessment, Patient Safety, Nurse's Perception, and Intensive Care Units.


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