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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961

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CAIRO SOLER, Caridad  y  LEON ROMAN, Carlos Agustín. Proposed Standards and Measurable Elements for Carrying Out Concurrent Nursing Audits in the Hospital Setting. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.3, e3136.  Epub 01-Sep-2020. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction:

Nursing audit based on well-defined standards, focused on the quality of nursing care and on patient safety, allows that deviations be identified effectively.

Objective:

To propose a group of standards and measurable elements that allow structuring concurrent nursing audits in the hospital setting.

Methods:

A technological development research was carried out at Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, from January 2016 to January 2018. In the first moment of the study, 20 experts participated, selected through criteria. In the second moment, through intentional sampling, two Nursing graduates were incorporated from the Audit Medical Group. The theoretical methods applied were analysis-synthesis, induction-deduction, system approach, and modeling. The empirical method applied in the first moment was the Delphi method and, in the second moment, verification in practice. Ethical considerations were applied for this type of study.

Results:

The proposal was made up of 17 standards, grouped into the four general functions of nursing. The standards, in turn, grouped 166 measurable elements, which made it possible to review and evaluate compliance with the standards.

Conclusions:

The proposed standards and measurable elements, focused on nursing care quality and patient safety, will make it possible to shape concurrent nursing audits in the hospital setting.

Palabras clave : reference standards; nursing audits; healthcare quality; patient safety.

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