Skip to main content

Table 3 Types of unintended events according to the time of reporting and reporters.

From: Reporting of unintended events in an intensive care unit: comparison between staff and observer

Period of fourteen days all first second
Days all working working
Shifts all morning morning
Reporter staff staff observer
N. of events concerning    
Airway/mechanical ventilation 13 (19%) 2 (15%) 13 (38%)
Catheter/Drain/Probe 18 (27%) 1 (8%) 3 (9%)
Medication errors 19 (28%) 3 (23%) 5 (15%)
Patient management 13 (19%) 6 (46%) 12 (35%)
Unit management 4 (6%) 1 (8%) 1 (3%)
Total number of events 67 13 34
  1. Statistical significance: staff (entire period, first column) vs staff (first fourteen days, second column) p = 0.265 (chi square 5.222); staff (entire period, first column) vs observers (last column) p = 0.025 (chi square 11.127).