Given the importance of patient safety, this study aimed to explore clinical instructors’ experience of managing students’ errors. A qualitative approach was adopted to conduct semistructured interviews with 12 clinical nursing and midwifery instructors. Three main categories emerged: prevention (orienting, review of the knowledge, repeating procedure by instructor, checking steps prior to performing procedure, and reminding), action (correcting, monitoring and follow-up, and informing), and feedback (cause analysis, notifying, and affecting assessment). Patient safety and error management programs should be included in the nursing curriculum and nursing education.
About the Authors Ronak Shahoei, PhD, MSN, BSN, is an associate professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. Mohammad Fathi, PhD, MSN, BSN, is an assistant professor, and Sina Valiee, PhD, MSN, BSN, is an associate professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. This study was approved by Research Council of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences No. 105 and the Code of Ethics Committee of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (IR.MUK.REC.1392.105). The researchers are grateful to the clinical instructors whose participation made this research possible and to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Valiee at Valiee@muk.ac.ir.
The authors have declared no conflict of interest.
Online date: November 8, 2018