Background and purpose: Through the development of security
systems, improvement of knowledge and skills, and cooperation with
other professions anesthesiologists have become leaders in improving
patient safety and creators of a positive culture of patient safety among
health professionals in the developing countries. Taking the significant
progress made in regional anesthesia in Croatia as an indicator of the
aforementioned role that anesthesiologists play within the health care
system of transitional societies such as Croatian, researc...
Za poboljšanje bolesnikove sigurnosti od presudne je važnosti stvaranje kulture bolesnikove sigurnosti u zdravstvenim organizacĳ ama među zdravstvenim djelatnicima svih profi la. Za procjenu ili mjerenje kulture bolesnikove sigurnosti razvĳ en je niz alata. Najšire se primjenjuje Upitnik o kulturi bolesnikove sigurnosti u bolnici (HSOPSC), razvĳ en u okviru Agencĳ e za istraživanje i kvalitetu zdravstvene skrbi (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – AHRQ). Cilj rada bio je da se primjenom AHRQ upitnika procĳ eni stanje kulture bolesnikov...
The healthcare context is characterized by a high degree of complexity. Despite eager efforts of the healthcare personnel, sometimes things go wrong and produce unintentional harm to the patients. As such, patient safety must be considered as one of leading healthcare challenges. Some foremost studies have highlighted that serious medical errors might occur rather frequently, jeopardizing patient's health and costing a huge amount of money to the healthcare system. A medical error is traditionally defined as an unintended act, the failure of a...
Introduction: The use of totally implantable venous access port systems (TIVAPS) is crucial for long-term intravenous treatment in children and adults patients. The purpose of this article is to examine the extent of existing research on complications related to implantation and management of TIVAPS.
Methods: A scoping review was performed from September to December in 2019. The MEDLINE, CINAHL and PubMed databases were used to review and analyse the literature using various combinations of keywords and their English-language synonyms. Quantit...
Introduction: The aim of this study was to analyse critical value data from our laboratory and compare our critical value reporting policy with
others in the literature.
Materials and methods: Analysis of critical values was performed on data obtained over a 6-month period in a tertiary university hospital.
Results: We identified 5723 critical values, of which approximately 80% came from STAT testing (4577), 15% from routine inpatients testing (884)
and 5% from routine outpatients testing (262). The highest proportion of critical values cor...
Aims: To gain an insight into current practice and attitudes regarding the reuse of single-use surgical equipment among surgeons and surgical residents in Croatia.
Methods: During May 2020, an online survey was shared among Croatian surgeons and surgical residents via email link. The survey included 10 questions seeking information on respondents’ current positions at their departments, real-life practice about reusing single-use instruments, personal attitudes and knowledge about the current law frame.
Results: The majority of 53 participant...
Introduction: This study aimed to assess confidence level of healthcare professionals in venipuncture and their knowledge on the possible causes of in vitro hemolysis.
Materials and methods: A sample of 94 healthcare professionals (nurses and laboratory technicians) participated in this survey study. A four-section questionnaire was used as a research instrument comprising general information for research participants, knowledge on possible causes of in vitro hemolysis due to type of material used and venipuncture technique and specimen handli...
Introduction: The usefulness and cost-effectiveness of routine laboratory preoperative tests (POTs) have been challenged recently. In fact, the
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Task Force has stated that test results obtained from the medical record within 6 months of surgery
generally are mostly acceptable. The aim of our study was to evaluate the degree of utility of POTs and their clinical benefit based on this recommendation.
Material and methods: We studied retrospectively every routine POT request from 8 randomly selected we...
Introduction: To interpret test results correctly, understanding of the variations that affect test results is essential. The aim of this study is: 1) to
evaluate the clinicians’ knowledge and opinion concerning biological variation (BV), and 2) to investigate if clinicians use BV in the interpretation of
Materials and methods: This study uses a questionnaire comprising open-ended and close-ended questions. Questions were selected from the
real-life numerical examples of interpretation of test results, the knowledge about main...