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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
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