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Evaluation of a Nurse-Led Safety Program in a Critical Care Unit.
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PMID:  23052353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This implementation of a formalized safety program in a critical care unit highlights the importance of the "voice of the caregiver," as it relates to patient safety. This nurse-led program featured executive walkrounds and a multidisciplinary core team whose goal was to prioritize and resolve safety issues identified during the 6-month study period. Unit nurses' scores on the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire remained stable from July 2011 to February 2012. Staff identified 77 safety issues during executive walkrounds; 57% were resolved during the study period. Results indicate the clinical significance of nurse-led patient safety programs.
Authors:
Louise Saladino; Lisa Clark Pickett; Karen Frush; Anna Mall; Mary T Champagne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing care quality     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1550-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Care Qual     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200672     Medline TA:  J Nurs Care Qual     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Duke University Hospital (Drs Saladino and Pickett); Duke University Health System (Dr Frush); Durham Regional Hospital (Ms Mall); Duke University School of Nursing (Dr Champagne); Durham, North Carolina.
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