Development of an international tool for students to record and reflect on patient safety learning experiences

Alison Steven*, Pauline Pearson, Hannele Turunen, Kristin Myhre, Loredana Sasso, Maria Flores Vizcaya-Moreno, Rosa María Pérez-Cañaveras, Arja Sara-aho, Annamaria Bagnasco, Giuseppe Aleo, Lucy Patterson, Valeria Larkin, Milko Zanini, Jari Porras, Jayden Khakurel, Mina Azimirad, Øystein Ringstad, Lasse Johnsen, Kaisa Haatainen, Gemma WilsonSilvia Rossi, Sarah Morey, Susanna Tella

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Background: Underpinning all nursing education is the development of safe practitioners who provide quality care. Learning in practice settings is important, but student experiences vary.
Purpose: This study aimed to systematically develop a robust multi-lingual, multi-professional data collection tool, which prompts students to describe and reflect on patient safety experiences.
Approach: Core to a 3-year, 5 country, European project was development of the ‘SLIPPS’ Learning Event Recording Tool (SLERT). Tool construction drew on literature, theory, multinational and multidisciplinary experience, and involved pretesting and translation. Piloting included assessing usability and an initial exploration of impact via student interviews.
Outcomes: The final SLERT is freely available in 5 languages, has face validity for nursing across 5 countries. 368 student reports were collected using the tool.
Conclusions: The tool functions well in assisting student learning and for collecting data. Interviews indicated the tool promoted individual learning and has potential for wider clinical teams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E62-E67
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number3
Early online date6 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


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