Incident Delineate Etiquette and Associated Influence among Nurses Working In Obstetric Units

  • S. Kalabarathi
  • S. Saranya 2Msc. Nursing II year, Saveetha college of nursing, SIMATS, Thandalam, Chennai, 602 105,Tamilnadu,India.
  • P. Mangala Gowri Principal, Saveetha college of nursing, SIMATS, Thandalam, Chennai, 602 105, Tamilnadu, India.
Keywords: Associated factors, Incident reporting behaviours


The incident reporting is must be documented. This documents are provide the guidance for the nurses to sole or make a decision and sole the barriers that affecting the incident reporting behaviour of the nurses.

Purpose: To assess the incident delineate etiquette and associated influence among nurses.

Methods: A Descriptive study was conductedto assess the Incidentdelineate etiquette and associated influence among nurses working in obstetric units.60 samples who met the inclusion criteria were selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. Data was collected by using Structuredinterview questionnaire and incident reporting behaviour and associated factors was assessed by check list.

Results: The finding showed that in Incident delineate etiquette mean value was 5.73, with standard deviation of 1.82, minimum value is 3.0 and maximum value is 8.0. The associated mean value was 8.17 with standard deviation of 1.18, minimum value is 5.0 and maximum value is 10.0.The age had shown statistically significant association with incident delineate etiquette among nurses working in obstetrics unit P = 0.038 and other demographic variables had not shown statistically significant association with incident reporting behaviour.

Conclusion: This study showed that the overall proportion of nursesdelineate etiquette was moderated. Better incident delineate etiquettewas demonstrated when the incident had potential harm to the patient. The age had shown statistically significant association with incident delineate etiquette among nurses working in obstetrics unit.


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