Background.The study on indicators of patient safety related to nursing care was conducted to identify aspect and process of care that may lead to the unsafe nursing care practices. This identification is necessary to be done as a based to evaluate the practice of care related to the issues of safety of patients,care provider,environment and hospital business.
Methodology. Qualitative research was conducted through the use of focus group discussion(FGD).12-18 of nurses from various background (staff nurse,head nurse,supervisors and educators) which involves in interdisciplinary model of care,and get informed of patient safety participates in this study. FGD was conducted in three phases : 1) to identify patient safety issues related to nursing care practices for hospitalized patients, 2) to identify indicators of adverse event based on 10 care path which was developed earlier, saturation was achieved at the 6th path. 3) classify the adverse event indicators related to the issues of safety of the patients and the care provider in terms of diagnostic error, treatment error, preventive error and others
Result. 30 indicators was identified through the series of FGD, 2 indicators related to (the process of) diagnostic error ; 13 indicators related to treatment error,13 indicators related to preventive error and 2 indicators of others.
Conclusion.The identified 30 indicators of patient safety related to nursing care practices is the accepted instrument to evaluate the practice of nursing care.
Keywords: patient safety,adverse events,nursing care,interdisciplinary model of care
*F.Sri Susilaningsih,MN. (Department of Fundamental of Nursing,School of Nursing Padjadjaran University.Currently Doctorate Student of School of Medicine Gadjah Mada University)