Factors associated with missed nursing care and nurse-assessed quality of care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Leodoro J. Labrague*, Janet Alexis A. de los Santos, Dennis C. Fronda

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Abstract

Background: The coronavirus outbreak has brought unprecedented pressures to many health care systems worldwide, potentially compromising nursing care delivery and overall health care services. Aims: This study identified factors that contributed to missed nursing care and nurse-assessed quality of care during the coronavirus pandemic. Methods: This study employed a cross-sectional research design using an online survey. Survey respondents were 295 frontline nurses from the Central Region of the Philippines. Results: Missed care occurred at a low level, with “adequate patient surveillance” as the most often missed nursing care activity. Hospital facility size, nurse staffing levels, and patient safety culture predicted missed nursing care. Personal protective equipment adequacy, nurse staffing levels, and patient safety culture were identified as predictors of quality of care. Conclusion: Frontline nurses tended to miss clinical aspects of nursing care during the pandemic. Modifying elements of the work environment, including nurse staffing levels, safety culture, and adequacy of protective equipment, may reduce care compromise and improve the quality of nursing care. Implications for Nursing Management: By addressing the identified predictors, nurse managers could effectively develop appropriate interventions to support the professional role of nurses and ensure the delivery of complete, safe, and quality nursing care during the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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