Objective: This study analyzed incidents in the operating room related to the risk of surgical site infection.
Method: Qualitative study performed using the critical incident technique and thematic content analysis.
Results: Five categories were established: "patient exposure," "proactivity for patient safety," “awareness of patient exposure,” “ethical and bioethical issues" and “patient protection." Data analysis revealed surgeon dominance within the inter professional team as a conditioning factor in the adoption of unsafe acts.
Conclusion: This situation contradicts the point of view of safe surgery, since the team and their actions in operating rooms must be focused on patients. We emphasize the need to establish effective clinical protocols that strive for patient safety.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN