PCA Monitoring Survey

Patient Safety & Monitoring Survey

 
This survey looks at hospital monitoring practices for patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. It has been sent to healthcare professionals and facilities throughout the United States and some countries outside the US. The purpose of the survey is to provide a national "snap shot" of what are current PCA practices. The identity of you and your healthcare facility will be kept confidential. Only non-identifying information may be used, unless you provide consent by answering "yes" to Question 13.

By completing this survey, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win an iPad 2 and to receive a copy of the survey report, unless you indicate otherwise in Question 14. (The winner will be chosen randomly from those who complete the survey and the contact information form below.)
1. Please provide the following information about you and your healthcare facility (by providing this information, you will receive a pdf copy of the survey results; your contact information is confidential and will not be sold):
2. Please indicate whether nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists receive on-going training in PCA procedure and use:
3. What patient risk factors do you consider for patients initially going on PCA (please check all that apply)?
4. Patients going on PCA are provided with information on (please check all that apply);
5. Before PCA pump initiation, refilling, or programming change, two healthcare providers double-check (please check all that apply):
6. For post-operative patients using PCA, my healthcare facility continuously electronically monitors (please check answers that apply):
7. For these post-operative patients, please describe the PCA pumps used (please check answers that apply):
8. How long have you been using PCA pumps that contain safety software and medication "libraries":
9. How would you describe your healthcare facility's experience with continuous electronic monitoring? (please check all that apply)
10. What do you believe would help improve the ease of assessing a patient’s condition by nursing staff faced with interpreting multiple vital sign monitors? (please check all that apply)
11. How would you rate your concern about potential alarm fatigue about continuous electronic monitoring?
12. Do you believe that reduction of false alarms would increase the use of patient monitoring devices, like an oximeter or capnograph?
13. Please indicate whether your facility's identity and this information can be made public in a searchable database similar to HealthGrades:
14. By completing this survey, your name will automatically be entered to win a lottery draw of an iPad2. If you do not want to be entered in the lottery draw, please indicate this below:
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