J Patient Saf 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.
From the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Caring Futures Institute College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia South Australian Ambulance Service/School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia Division of Mental Health Services, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN), Daw Park, South Australia The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Objectives: Studies have shown that many preventable hospital deaths may be reduced through early reporting of deterioration by patients and their visitors to health professionals. Engagement of patients and families for safer health care was recommended by the World Health Organization. As no validated tool was identified, the objective of the study was to develop and validate a tool to measure the impact of messages contained in self-developed educational materials on consumers' knowledge and confidence to report patient deterioration. Read More