Perspectives of patients and families about the nature of and reasons for call light use and staff call light response time.

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Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory survey study was to determine the perspectives of patients and family visitors about the reasons for and nature of patient- and family-initiated call lights, call light use, and response time to call lights. Fifty-three percent of participants (n = 63) perceived most of their call lights mattered to their safety. Participants believed answering call lights should be a priority among patient care tasks as a critical aspect of nursing staff roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-234
Number of pages10
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical

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