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Introduction. The patient and his safety should be at the center of quality health care, which is a challenge for every health system. Adverse patient outcomes (APO) are defined as damage caused by a drug or other intervention in a primary, secondary or tertiary health care facility, which results in a complication of the primary or the emergence o...

By IVANA VUKOTIĆ, MILE DESPOTOVIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, DEJAN BOKONJIĆ, BILJANA MIJOVIĆ, MILENA BOŽINOVIĆ, RADMILA BALABAN, MAJA ABAZOVIĆ, KRISTINA DRAŠKOVIĆ, MARIJA MILIĆ

Introduction. According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illnesses are on the rise. The World Health Report estimates that today about 1 billion people suffer from mental and behavioral disorders or psychosocial problems such as those related to alcohol and drug abuse. Stigmatization of the mentally ill is one of the burni...

By SRDJAN ŽIVANOVIĆ, VESELINKA KULIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, VEDRANA JOKSIMOVIĆ, MARIJA MILIĆ

Introduction. Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea, associated with the use of antibiotics. The most common ways of transmitting the infection in hospitals are contaminated surfaces of the premises and the hands of medical staff. Methods. The study involved 68 nurses/technicians employed at the University Hospital Foca ...

By IVANA MILJKOVIĆ, AMAJLA TOPUZ

Introduction. Low back pain is common in adult population, especially in nurses working in the intensive care units. In our country, the subject has not been investigated so far. The aim of the paper is to examine the frequency of low back pain and its connection to psychosocial characteristics. Methods. The questionnaire consisting of general demo...

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIĆ, DRAGANA BACKOVIĆ, LJUBICA PEJAKOV

Introduction. The Burnout syndrom is a health issue that greatly disables a person. It includes emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced efficiency in the workplace. So far, this issue has not been addressed where medical staff is concerned. Methods. The Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Service Survey and Demografic Questionnaire were u...

By DRAGANA BACKOVIĆ, DRAGANA JOVANOVIĆ, LJUBICA PEJAKOV

Nursing is an established discipline that helps people in having a productive and healthy life as well as in coping with health problems in the best possible way using established skills. The application of nursing interventions and measures based on the analysis and assessment of patient needs, problems and difficulties observed, and his or her ab...

By AMAJLA TOPUZ, IVANA MILJKOVIĆ

Introduction. Smoking prevalence among healthcare professionals is high in European countries and the surveys conducted in the past decade have confirmed the existence of this public health problem in the Republic of Srpska (RS) as well. The aim of this study is to investigate smoking habits, as well as the readiness for smoking cessation in family...

By SLAĐANA ŠILJAK, JELENA NIŠKANOVIĆ, MARIN KVATERNIK

Introduction. Nursing is by nature a profession that involves a high level of stress. Stress or stressful reaction is response to stressful situations. Health care workers are exposed to combustion and it is professional nature of their work, especially in clinical hospital practice. The aim of this study was to identify and analyze the stress fact...

By JELENA PAVLOVIĆ, BOJAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, SANDRA JOKOVIĆ, NATALIJA HADŽIVUKOVIĆ, VEDRANA VIDOJEVIĆ