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A retrospective audit of nursing-related morbidity recorded in a state hospital in KwaZulu-Natal


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Title A retrospective audit of nursing-related morbidity recorded in a state hospital in KwaZulu-Natal
Creator Nyide, Spumelelo P Brysiewicz, Petra Bruce, John Clarke, Damian L
Subject Nursing Nursing related morbidity; adverse events; KwaZulu-Natal
Description Background: Health care professionals are expected to deliver safe and effective health services; however there is increased realisation that adverse events in the health system are a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality.Objectives: To conduct a retrospective audit of nursing-related morbidities in a state hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Method: A retrospective audit of nursing-related morbidities documented by the surgical service was carried out using the Hybrid Electronic Medical Registry data for a period of 3 years – 01 November 2013 to 31 October 2016.Results: There were a total of 12 444 admissions to surgical service during the study period, with 461 nursing-related morbidities reported. There was an increase in the number of documented nursing-related morbidities noted during November 2015 to October 2016, with 79% of all reported nursing-related morbidities documented during this period. A total of 54% of nursing-related morbidities were associated with males (n = 248) and 46% (n = 213) with females. The most commonly documented nursing-related morbidity was drugs/medication (n = 167, 36%) with the second most common being adjunct management (n = 130, 28%).Conclusion: The study has identified the most commonly documented nursing-related morbidities in the surgical service of a state hospital. The findings of the study could provide direction for further research and educational initiatives.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2019-03-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Retrospective audit
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v42i1.1969
Source Curationis; Vol 42, No 1 (2019); 5 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Spumelelo P. Nyide, Petra Brysiewicz, John Bruce, Damian L. Clarke