A cross-sectional survey was used to compare the medical device education of 142 agency-and 443 hospital-employed Australian registered nurses.
The two groups differed significantly on descriptive characteristics and on what they had learned about medical devices.
Potential negative aspects of device use were nurse stress and patient harm, with a significantly larger proportion of hospital nurses indicating their use of any medical device had made them feel stress.
Fear of harming the patient and being unsure of how to use the device caused stress in the majority of nurses.
The incidence of patient harm was approximately 10% for each group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Hôpital, Service santé, Equipement biomédical, Appareillage, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Nurse, Health staff, Human, Hospital, Health service, Biomedical equipment, Instrumentation, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0590237
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 01/03/1996.