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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

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AMAYA, Marly Ryoko; PAIXAO, Danieli Parreira da Silva Stalisz da; SARQUIS, Leila Maria Mansano  and  CRUZ, Elaine Drehmer de Almeida. Construction and content validation of checklist for patient safety in emergency care. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2016, vol.37, n.spe, e68778.  Epub June 05, 2017. ISSN 1983-1447.


To construct and validate a checklist for patient safety in emergency care.


This is methodological research conducted in Curitiba, in 2015, with construction and validation stages. The checklist was based on the guidelines of the Brazilian patient safety programme and validated online using the Delphi method, with a questionnaire, and with the participation of 23 Brazilian specialists in the first round and 20 in the second round. The data were analysed using the Content Validity Index (CVI), Cronbach’s α, and Fisher’s Exact Test.


We produced a checklist with 18 valid and reliable items (94% of CVI, Cronbach’s α = 0.91).


The checklist comprises patient safety actions and items to predict risk situations, corrective actions, and promote safety in emergency services and other health-related contexts.

Keywords : Patient safety; Emergency medical services; Checklist; Validation studies.

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