Murphy, K and Walker, K and Duff, J and Williams, R, The collaborative development of a pre-operative checklist: An e-Delphi study, ACORN, 29, (1) pp. 36-43. ISSN 1448-7535 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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The aim of this study was to identify which items should be included in a pre-operative checklist based on recommendations by nurse experts in order to promote patient safety and effective communication in the perioperative environment.
Method: Thirty-five nurses participated in this e-Delphi study, which was conducted online via SurveyMonkey®. Each survey presented participants with a list of potential items for inclusion in a pre-operative checklist. Participants were asked to identify items they felt should be included in the checklist with the option to include comments. Comments were de-identified and shared with other participants to allow confidential interaction. The surveys were analysed for consensus, determined as agreement between at least 70% of participants.
Results: Three survey rounds were completed. Forty-six items achieved consensus for inclusion in a pre-operative checklist. Conclusion: The 46 items which achieved consensus were condensed to a list of 25 items categorised as: 1. Patient and procedure verification; 2. Preparation; and 3. Assessments. The findings of this study provide an evidence base for development of pre-operative checklists, to promote patient safety and effective communication in the perioperative environment.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||perioperative, nursing, patient safety, communication, checklist|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Nursing not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Walker, K (Professor Kim Walker)|
|UTAS Author:||Duff, J (Dr Jed Duff)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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