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Characteristics of Non-technical Skills Regarding Medical Safety of 2-year Nursing School Graduates
Questionnaire Focused on Intravenous Management
Sachie YoshidaSaeko Kinugawa
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2020 Volume 31 Pages 25-31


[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to clarify the characteristics of the medical safety-related non-technical skills (NSTs) of 2-year nursing-school graduates. [Method] We conducted a write-in questionnaire to students in the last year of nursing education of 5 different 2-year nursing- schools. The contents were about intravenous management, consisting of 30 items regarding the utilization of NSTs : 8 “situation recognition” items, 11“ decision-making” items and 11“ communication and network” items. Further, we weighed each item for“ practice frequency” and“ degree of achievement” by 4-scale Likert scale. We calculated the descriptive statistics scoring into 1 - 4 points using the standard 4-scale Likert scale. [Results] Answers among 30 items of“ practice frequency” and“ degree of achievement” from 116 students. We studied the items scoring more than 80% of“ 4. I always do” and“ 3. I sometimes do”. Among 8 situation recognition items, we studied 6“ practice frequency” and 3“ degree of achievement” items. Of the 11“ decision-making” items, we studied 4“ practice frequency” and 1“ degree of achievement.” Of the 11 items of communication and network, we picked up 5“ practice frequency” items and 1“ degree of achievement.” [Discussion] Second-year students in the 2-year nursing-schools showed that the“ practice frequency” characteristic of NTSs is high but the“ degree of achievement” is low, indicating that despite the actual clinical performance of many of NTSs, the students have not acquired clinical self-confidence.  All this suggests the need for clinical education to improve the NTSs of 2-year nursing-school students in the near future.

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