The relationship between missed nursing care and teamwork in emergency nurses: A predictive correlational study
Background & Aim: Missed nursing care can reduce nursing care quality by eliminating or delaying any aspect of the patient’s necessary nursing care. Teamwork has been a solution to improve the quality of care and safety of patients. The present study was conducted to determine the relationship between missed nursing care and emergency nurses’ teamwork in the educational-medical centers affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2019.
Methods & Materials: This cross-sectional study is predictive correlational in nature. It was conducted on 213 nurses working in the emergency department who were selected based on the census method from March 2018 to December 2019. The self-report data were collected using Nursing Teamwork Survey and Missed Nursing Care questionnaires. The data were analyzed through conducting ANOVA, t-test, Pearson correlation, and multiple regression analysis in SPSS version 16.
Results: The mean score of missed nursing care in the emergency nurses was 2.25±0.65, and the nurses’ average teamwork was 3.53±0.55. There was a statistically significant yet inverse correlation between teamwork and missed nursing care (p<0.001) (r= -0.29). The determination coefficient of the multiple linear regression modeling was used to predict the missed nursing care based on the total teamwork score indicated that 14% of the missed nursing care was explained under the influence of independent variables.
Conclusion: Due to the inverse relationship between teamwork and missed nursing care, it is necessary to design and plan training courses to further enhance the nurses’ ability to perform teamwork and collaborative work.
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