Results for ISMP Nurse Advise-ERR Readership Survey

Total = 428

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of Nurse Advise-ERR by checking the box that best describes your opinion.
Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements
Average
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes and prevention of errors. 4.74
2. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.70
3. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.48
4. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.75
5. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.75
6. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.21
7. The number of pages is just right. 4.70
8. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.75

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
9. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my workplace.*

60% 24% 15%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

64% 17% 19%

   c. collaborate with the pharmacy department on medication error prevention.*

56% 26% 18%
10. I receive the newsletter:

   a. directly from ISMP as an emailed PDF file.

64% 29% 7%

   b. in a forwarded email message from a colleague.

44% 41% 15%

   c. as a color or black and white copy or photocopy.

39% 44% 16%

   d. attached to one of my hospital’s newsletters.

11% 70% 20%

   e. excerpted in one of my hospital’s newsletters.

5% 72% 22%

   f. posted on my unit.

30% 52% 19%

   g. posted on my hospital’s Intranet site.

14% 65% 21%

   h. at staff meetings, brought by my manager or colleague.

21% 58% 21%
11. I read the newsletter:

   a. in sections.

27% 61% 11%

   b. in its entirety in one sitting.

93% 6% 1%

   c. at home.

32% 60% 9%

   d. at work.

92% 7% 2%

12. I can receive email at work.

90% 10% 1%

13. I can open email attachments at work.

90% 9% 0%

14. I have time to read email at work.

85% 14% 1%

15. I have access to the Internet at work.

92% 7% 0%

16. My hospital has an internal Intranet site.

85% 8% 7%

17. I can receive email at home.

85% 15% 1%

18. I can open email attachments at home.

84% 14% 2%

19. I have access to the Internet at home.

88% 11% 1%

20. I have visited the ISMP website for information.*

47% 51% 2%

21. I have reported an error to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).

6% 90% 5%

Total for Nurse Executive: 42

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of Nurse Advise-ERR by checking the box that best describes your opinion.
Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements
Average
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes and prevention of errors. 4.81
2. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.74
3. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.55
4. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.71
5. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.69
6. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.48
7. The number of pages is just right. 4.69
8. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.90

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
9. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my workplace.*

85% 7% 7%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

44% 27% 29%

   c. collaborate with the pharmacy department on medication error prevention.*

80% 15% 5%
10. I receive the newsletter:

   a. directly from ISMP as an emailed PDF file.

72% 28% 0%

   b. in a forwarded email message from a colleague.

52% 28% 21%

   c. as a color or black and white copy or photocopy.

31% 46% 23%

   d. attached to one of my hospital’s newsletters.

0% 77% 23%

   e. excerpted in one of my hospital’s newsletters.

4% 76% 20%

   f. posted on my unit.

28% 56% 16%

   g. posted on my hospital’s Intranet site.

0% 79% 21%

   h. at staff meetings, brought by my manager or colleague.

17% 63% 21%
11. I read the newsletter:

   a. in sections.

22% 59% 19%

   b. in its entirety in one sitting.

95% 5% 0%

   c. at home.

30% 59% 11%

   d. at work.

100% 0% 0%

12. I can receive email at work.

98% 2% 0%

13. I can open email attachments at work.

100% 0% 0%

14. I have time to read email at work.

93% 7% 0%

15. I have access to the Internet at work.

98% 2% 0%

16. My hospital has an internal Intranet site.

88% 12% 0%

17. I can receive email at home.

88% 12% 0%

18. I can open email attachments at home.

85% 8% 8%

19. I have access to the Internet at home.

90% 10% 0%

20. I have visited the ISMP website for information.*

62% 38% 0%

21. I have reported an error to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).

5% 90% 5%

Total for Nurse Manager/Supervisor: 93

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of Nurse Advise-ERR by checking the box that best describes your opinion.
Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements
Average
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes and prevention of errors. 4.84
2. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.85
3. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.65
4. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.85
5. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.85
6. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.39
7. The number of pages is just right. 4.84
8. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.83

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
9. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my workplace.*

68% 25% 7%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

75% 14% 11%

   c. collaborate with the pharmacy department on medication error prevention.*

62% 26% 13%
10. I receive the newsletter:

   a. directly from ISMP as an emailed PDF file.

72% 25% 4%

   b. in a forwarded email message from a colleague.

47% 42% 11%

   c. as a color or black and white copy or photocopy.

53% 41% 6%

   d. attached to one of my hospital’s newsletters.

15% 76% 9%

   e. excerpted in one of my hospital’s newsletters.

4% 83% 13%

   f. posted on my unit.

43% 47% 10%

   g. posted on my hospital’s Intranet site.

15% 72% 13%

   h. at staff meetings, brought by my manager or colleague.

33% 56% 11%
11. I read the newsletter:

   a. in sections.

30% 58% 11%

   b. in its entirety in one sitting.

92% 8% 0%

   c. at home.

41% 50% 9%

   d. at work.

92% 6% 1%

12. I can receive email at work.

94% 6% 0%

13. I can open email attachments at work.

96% 4% 0%

14. I have time to read email at work.

87% 10% 2%

15. I have access to the Internet at work.

98% 2% 0%

16. My hospital has an internal Intranet site.

93% 4% 2%

17. I can receive email at home.

85% 12% 2%

18. I can open email attachments at home.

86% 10% 3%

19. I have access to the Internet at home.

88% 10% 2%

20. I have visited the ISMP website for information.*

44% 54% 2%

21. I have reported an error to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).

6% 91% 3%

Total for Quality/Risk Management: 56

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of Nurse Advise-ERR by checking the box that best describes your opinion.
Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements
Average
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes and prevention of errors. 4.75
2. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.70
3. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.52
4. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.70
5. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.77
6. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.09
7. The number of pages is just right. 4.68
8. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.75

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
9. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my workplace.*

66% 19% 15%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

35% 22% 43%

   c. collaborate with the pharmacy department on medication error prevention.*

72% 15% 13%
10. I receive the newsletter:

   a. directly from ISMP as an emailed PDF file.

82% 9% 9%

   b. in a forwarded email message from a colleague.

30% 40% 30%

   c. as a color or black and white copy or photocopy.

26% 44% 31%

   d. attached to one of my hospital’s newsletters.

0% 58% 42%

   e. excerpted in one of my hospital’s newsletters.

0% 55% 45%

   f. posted on my unit.

8% 47% 45%

   g. posted on my hospital’s Intranet site.

10% 49% 41%

   h. at staff meetings, brought by my manager or colleague.

8% 45% 47%
11. I read the newsletter:

   a. in sections.

24% 65% 11%

   b. in its entirety in one sitting.

94% 6% 0%

   c. at home.

20% 63% 17%

   d. at work.

96% 2% 2%

12. I can receive email at work.

98% 2% 0%

13. I can open email attachments at work.

100% 0% 0%

14. I have time to read email at work.

100% 0% 0%

15. I have access to the Internet at work.

98% 2% 0%

16. My hospital has an internal Intranet site.

85% 7% 7%

17. I can receive email at home.

87% 13% 0%

18. I can open email attachments at home.

87% 13% 0%

19. I have access to the Internet at home.

89% 11% 0%

20. I have visited the ISMP website for information.*

80% 18% 2%

21. I have reported an error to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).

11% 80% 9%

Total for Staff RN: 99

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of Nurse Advise-ERR by checking the box that best describes your opinion.
Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements
Average
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes and prevention of errors. 4.64
2. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.59
3. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.46
4. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.68
5. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.74
6. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.07
7. The number of pages is just right. 4.59
8. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.66

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
9. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my workplace.*

41% 36% 22%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

80% 13% 7%

   c. collaborate with the pharmacy department on medication error prevention.*

31% 39% 30%
10. I receive the newsletter:

   a. directly from ISMP as an emailed PDF file.

40% 41% 19%

   b. in a forwarded email message from a colleague.

42% 49% 9%

   c. as a color or black and white copy or photocopy.

41% 48% 11%

   d. attached to one of my hospital’s newsletters.

21% 64% 15%

   e. excerpted in one of my hospital’s newsletters.

10% 70% 20%

   f. posted on my unit.

31% 55% 14%

   g. posted on my hospital’s Intranet site.

25% 59% 16%

   h. at staff meetings, brought by my manager or colleague.

24% 61% 15%
11. I read the newsletter:

   a. in sections.

34% 55% 11%

   b. in its entirety in one sitting.

92% 7% 1%

   c. at home.

44% 50% 6%

   d. at work.

78% 18% 4%

12. I can receive email at work.

69% 28% 3%

13. I can open email attachments at work.

71% 28% 1%

14. I have time to read email at work.

65% 35% 0%

15. I have access to the Internet at work.

79% 19% 2%

16. My hospital has an internal Intranet site.

80% 7% 13%

17. I can receive email at home.

81% 18% 1%

18. I can open email attachments at home.

82% 17% 1%

19. I have access to the Internet at home.

86% 12% 2%

20. I have visited the ISMP website for information.*

25% 71% 4%

21. I have reported an error to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).

1% 92% 6%

Total for Other: 101

Tell us your thoughts about the content and format of Nurse Advise-ERR by checking the box that best describes your opinion.
Use the following scale: 1=strongly disagree with the statement; 5=strongly agree with the statement.
Content and Format Statements
Average
1. The newsletter increases my understanding of the causes and prevention of errors. 4.87
2. The recommendations for error prevention are practical and helpful. 4.78
3. The information is relevant to my practice. 4.47
4. The information is presented in an easy-to-read, organized manner. 4.90
5. The content is presented at an appropriate academic level. 4.80
6. The content stimulates discussion among my colleagues. 4.30
7. The number of pages is just right. 4.81
8. The newsletter print is clear and legible. 4.86

Please check the appropriate responses to these statements. (NA/DK = "Not Applicable" or "Don't Know")
General Statements
Yes
No NA/DK
9. I have used information from the newsletter to:

   a. make changes in my workplace.*

56% 21% 22%

   b. make changes in my individual practice.*

61% 15% 24%

   c. collaborate with the pharmacy department on medication error prevention.*

52% 24% 25%
10. I receive the newsletter:

   a. directly from ISMP as an emailed PDF file.

66% 33% 1%

   b. in a forwarded email message from a colleague.

49% 40% 11%

   c. as a color or black and white copy or photocopy.

34% 51% 15%

   d. attached to one of my hospital’s newsletters.

4% 80% 16%

   e. excerpted in one of my hospital’s newsletters.

3% 81% 16%

   f. posted on my unit.

28% 58% 14%

   g. posted on my hospital’s Intranet site.

4% 79% 16%

   h. at staff meetings, brought by my manager or colleague.

16% 66% 18%
11. I read the newsletter:

   a. in sections.

20% 70% 9%

   b. in its entirety in one sitting.

95% 4% 1%

   c. at home.

17% 77% 6%

   d. at work.

98% 2% 0%

12. I can receive email at work.

99% 1% 0%

13. I can open email attachments at work.

98% 2% 0%

14. I have time to read email at work.

95% 4% 1%

15. I have access to the Internet at work.

98% 2% 0%

16. My hospital has an internal Intranet site.

82% 11% 7%

17. I can receive email at home.

86% 14% 0%

18. I can open email attachments at home.

86% 12% 2%

19. I have access to the Internet at home.

91% 8% 1%

20. I have visited the ISMP website for information.*

51% 48% 1%

21. I have reported an error to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).

5% 93% 2%

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