Development of an international tool for students to record and reflect on patient safety learning experiences

Steven, Alison, Pearson, Pauline, Turunen, Hannele, Myhre, Kristin, Sasso, Loredana, Vizcaya-Moreno, Maria Flores, Pérez-Cañaveras, Rosa María, Sara-aho, Arja, Bagnasco, Annamaria, Aleo, Giuseppe, Patterson, Lucy, Larkin, Val, Zanini, Milko, Porras, Jari, Khakurel, Jayden, Azimirad, Mina, Ringstad, Øystein, Johnsen, Lasse, Haatainen, Kaisa, Wilson-Menzfeld, Gemma, Rossi, Silvia, Morey, Sarah and Tella, Susanna (2022) Development of an international tool for students to record and reflect on patient safety learning experiences. Nurse Educator, 47 (3). E62-E67. ISSN 0363-3624

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Background: Underpinning all nursing education is the development of safe practitioners who provide quality care. Learning in practice settings is important, but student experiences vary.
Purpose: This study aimed to systematically develop a robust multi-lingual, multi-professional data collection tool, which prompts students to describe and reflect on patient safety experiences.
Approach: Core to a 3-year, 5 country, European project was development of the ‘SLIPPS’ Learning Event Recording Tool (SLERT). Tool construction drew on literature, theory, multinational and multidisciplinary experience, and involved pretesting and translation. Piloting included assessing usability and an initial exploration of impact via student interviews.
Outcomes: The final SLERT is freely available in 5 languages, has face validity for nursing across 5 countries. 368 student reports were collected using the tool.
Conclusions: The tool functions well in assisting student learning and for collecting data. Interviews indicated the tool promoted individual learning and has potential for wider clinical teams.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: The project “Sharing Learning from Practice to Improve Patient Safety” was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union [Grant Agreement 2016-1-UK01-KA203-024-258].
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical practice, nursing education, patient safety, reflection, tool development
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 11:50
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2022 08:00

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