Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of hospital nurse's organizational communication satisfaction and safety climate on their medication safety competence. Methods: Data were collected from 131 hospital nurses who administer medications at hospitals in the metropolitan areas. Data were analyzed utilizing descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe's test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and hierarchical multiple regression. Results: Medication safety competence was significantly relations to organizational communication satisfaction (r=.52, p<.001) and safety climate (r=.54, p<.001). Organizational communication satisfaction, safety climate, age 31∼35 years and over 36 year, clinical experience 5∼10 years and 10 or more years and surgical department influenced on medication safety competence. These factors explained 47.0% of clinical nurse's medication safety competence (p<.001). Conclusion: Organizational communication satisfaction and safety climate had effects on nurses' medication safety competence. It is needed to formulate strategies to make an organizational climate where the level of communication within the hospital improve and safety is considered a top priority to increase the medication safety competence of hospital nurses.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration|
|State||Published - Jun 2022|