Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to recognize near misses and understand the perception of the cause of near misses.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify categories of near miss causes and their frequency.
Methods: The framework for this study was van Vuuren’s 1998 modified version of the Simple Model of Incident Causation created by van der Schaaf in 1992. This model explained the causes of near misses. The study design used quantitative and qualitative analysis. It was descriptive, using a Survey of Perioperative Nurses developed for the study.
Results: Participants ranked six causal factors according to the factor(s) contributing to the near miss. Team factor was identified the most as a contributing factor by participants. Findings provided information on the frequency and types of near miss causes experienced by Perioperative Nurses.
Conclusion: Results contributed to the health care system’s safety/quality system. The study’s findings helped gain an understanding of Perioperative Nurses’ near
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