Frequency of Nursing and Midwifery errors in referred cases to the Iranian Medical Council and Imam Reza Training Hospital in Kermanshah

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Fatemeh Darabi 1 , * , Khavar Amolaee 2 , Mojdeh Assarezadegan 3 , Farah Seifi 1 , Heshmat Razlansari 4 , Kobra Darestani 3 , Fattaneh Azizy 3

1 Dept. of Anestesiology, Paramedic School Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Nursing School of Nursing and Midwifery Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Paramedic School Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Operating room, Paramedic School Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Darabi F, Amolaee K, Assarezadegan M, Seifi F, Razlansari H, et al. Frequency of Nursing and Midwifery errors in referred cases to the Iranian Medical Council and Imam Reza Training Hospital in Kermanshah , J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2009 ; 13(3):e79602.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 13 (3); e79602
Published Online: December 19, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 29, 2009
Accepted: July 14, 2009

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Abstract

Background: Medical and paramedical errors can cause  irreversible injuries and sometimes may lead to death. The reason of these errors can be intentionally or unintentionally.The present research has been done with the purpose of determining the frequency of nursing and midwifery errors in referred cases to the Iranian Medical Council.

Methods: A descriptive study was conducted to evaluate all paramedics profiles referred to Iranian Medical Council and Imam Reza Hospital inspecting center during 2001-2008. All nurses and midwives involved in medical errors profiles were introduced.  In the related check – list, the age, gender, working shifts, clinical ward, kind of the error and the given verdict have been evaluated.  Data was collected and interred to Excel spread sheet and analyzed using SPSS software.

Results: 82 out of 1500 referred profiles were related to nursing and midwife failure in medical services.  The results showed that 40.24% of the errors were related to nursing  and 46.36% to midwife staffs .12.19% of the failures were related to emergency wards and private clinics and 15.85% were reported from the general clinics. 28% of errors have been happened during evening working time. 

Conclusion: We concluded that some of these failures were  attributed to crowds of patients, lack of professional staff in the health system and insufficient supervision of the related team in training hospitals . Decreasing burden of paramedics' responsibilities and increasing number of nurses and midwives is necessary and may lead to decrease in prevalence of errors.

Keywords

Nursing errors Midwifery errors Medical Council Kermanshah

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