Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 375-381
Teaching Patient Safety in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Shreedevi Balachandran1, Ramesh Venkatesaperumal1, Melba Sheila D’Souza2
1MScN, BScN, RNM.,College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman,.
2PhD., M.PhilN, MScN, RN, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman,
Corresponding Author: Melba Sheila D’Souza
Background: Patient safety is the prevention of errors and adverse effects, to patients associated with health care.
Aim: To explore the initiatives of integrating patient safety as a core competence in the BSN curriculum in Oman.
Discussion: Nurse educators should be able to identify areas of safe nursing practice for patient classified in five sub-themes of Safety, Ethics, Communication, Thinking and Standards. Assessment and feedback of students is an important part of education.
Conclusion: It is important to communicate a safety vision and a sense of personal responsibility as a priority in the nursing education and practice. Implication: Nurse educators can integrate patient safety teaching and interprofessional collaborative practice nursing care in nursing education.
Key words: Teaching, patient safety, undergraduate nursing, students, curriculum, integrating