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Title Patient Safety Events During Critical Care Transport
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Degree PhD
Discipline/Department Nursing
Degree Level doctoral
University/Publisher Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies
Abstract Purpose StatementThe purpose of this retrospective chart review was to investigate the type and frequency of patient safety events (PSE) during critical care transport (CCT) between hospitals and explore the patient characteristics, nursing competencies, and environmental factors impact on PSE. Research QuestionsResearch questions were:1.What are the types and frequencies of patient safety events that occur when registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs) are lead clinicians in ground, rotor and fixed-wing vehicles? 2.What is the impact of the patient characteristics of stability, vulnerability, complexity, predictability, and resiliency on frequency of patient safety events?3.Do the nursing competencies of caring practices and clinical judgment, have a mediating or moderating role on the frequency PSE?4.Do modifiable environmental factors (i.e., time outside of the ICU and mode of transport) influence the frequency of PSE?MethodThis was a descriptive, comparative review of 5 months of records at a quaternary academic medical center. Inclusion criteria were all inter-hospital transports via ground, rotor, and fixed wing transport. Cases with PSE reported were compared to randomly selected non-PSE cases (ratio 1 PSE: 8 non-PSE cases). Logistic regression was used to determine relationships among the variables of interest with the occurrence of PSE.ResultsThe rate of PSE was 2.65% among all qualifying cases. A total of 440 cases were reviewed and entered into the database (48 with PSE: 392 without PSE). Adverse events were the most common type of PSE (1.88%), and new or recurrent hypoxia was the most frequent type of adverse event. The patient characteristic of stability was significant (p=0.083, OR 1.059, 95% CI 0.993-1.113). Secondary analyses supported the association of hypoxia, a component of stability, with PSE. The nursing competency of clinical judgment, as measured by experience in years of transport employment of the lead clinician, was identified as a potential moderator of hypoxia-related PSE. Duration of transport demonstrated the most consistent relationship with PSE in secondary analysis.Conclusion Hypoxia, defined as new or recurrent decrements in peripheral oxygenation, emerged as a new consideration for evaluating patients risk for CCT PSE.
Subjects/Keywords Nursing; Patient Safety Events; critical care transport; inter-facility transport
Contributors Winkelman, Chris (Committee Chair)
Language en
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Country of Publication us
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Record ID oai:etd.ohiolink.edu:case1468431671
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Date Indexed 2020-10-19
Grantor Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies

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