Examining adverse events after intensive care unit discharge: Outcomes from a pilot questionnaire
Article first published online: 28 MAY 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 479–486, October 2013
How to Cite
Elliott, M., Page, K., Worrall-Carter, L. and Rolley, J. (2013), Examining adverse events after intensive care unit discharge: Outcomes from a pilot questionnaire. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19: 479–486. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12087
- Issue published online: 3 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 28 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: OCT 2012
- adverse events;
- Intensive Care;
- patient safety
Adverse events are common in acute clinical settings but little is known about these events occurring after Intensive Care discharge. This study aimed to develop a reliable and valid tool for exploring clinicians’ opinions of factors associated with post-Intensive Care adverse events. A convenience sample of Australian Intensive Care Liaison Nurses was invited to complete and appraise a questionnaire using structured guidelines. Content validity and internal consistency were assessed.
Twelve Intensive Care Liaison Nurses completed the questionnaire. Cronbach?s alpha coefficient showed high internal consistency for the questionnaire; all 24 items on the questionnaire had coefficients greater than 0.852. The content validity index of the questionnaire overall was 0.76.
The post-Intensive Care adverse events questionnaire demonstrated reliability and validity. It is a tool that can be used to explore clinicians? opinions of factors associated with these events. The tool is important as it facilitates further insight into the causes of post-Intensive Care adverse events.