Evaluation of a nurse-led safety program in a critical care unit

Journal Article

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. © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saladino, L; Pickett, LC; Frush, K; Mall, A; Champagne, MT

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 146

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31827464c3