Human factors engineering innovations, such as checklists, have been adopted in various acute care settings to improve safety with reasonable compliance and acceptance. In the air medical industry, checklists have been implemented by different teams for critical clinical procedures such as rapid sequence intubation. However, compliance and attitudes toward these human factors engineering innovations in the critical care transport setting are not well described. In this institutional review board–exempt, retrospective review of checklist usage, we assessed rapid sequence intubation checklist compliance and surveyed providers with 5 questions based on Rogers’ theory of diffusion of innovation to examine why or why not there was compliance. Our results indicated that compliance with checklist implementation was excellent. The survey questions were consistent with process improvement factors that enhance the spread and acceptance of innovation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine