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Table 3 Checklist statements at each stage of the study

From: Developing content for a process-of-care checklist for use in intensive care units: a dual-method approach to establishing construct validity

After clinician interviews After Delphi Round 1 (two alternate statements) Final checklist statements (after Delphi Round 2)
Nutritional plan has been implemented and/or reviewed (median = 5) Nutrition plan has been implemented and reviewed (43%) Nutrition goals have been set and progress reviewed
Nutrition goals have been set and progress reviewed (57%)
Pain has been assessed and is being managed (median = 5) Pain has been assessed and is being managed (37.5%) Pain has been assessed, a management plan set and progress reviewed
Pain has been assessed, a management plan set and progress reviewed (62.5%)
Sedation levels have been assessed and are being managed (median = 5) Sedation levels have been assessed and are being managed (86%) Sedation target set, sedation level assessed and managed
Sedation levels have been assessed with target sedation score, a management plan is set and progress reviewed (14%)
DVT prophylaxis is being delivered (median = 4) An appropriate means of delivering DVT prophylaxis has been chosen and is being delivered (43%) Mechanical and/or drug DVT prophylaxis is being delivered
An appropriate means of delivering mechanical or pharmacological DVT prophylaxis has been chosen and is being delivered (57%)
Head of the bed is raised 30–45 degrees (median = 4) Head of the bed is raised 30–45 degrees (37.5%) Patient is positioned with the head of the bed raised >30 degrees
Head of the bed is raised greater than 30 degrees (62.5%)
Stress ulcer prophylaxis is being delivered (median = 5) Stress ulcer prophylaxis is being delivered (100%) Stress ulcer prophylaxis is being delivered
Blood sugar level (BSL) is within defined limits for this patient or if outside limits is being treated (median = 5) BSL is within defined limits for this patient or if outside limits are being treated (62.5%) BSL limits have been set and are being managed to achieve those limits
Blood glucose limits have been defined, BSL is within defined limits or if outside limits are being treated (37.5%)
Patient’s readiness to extubate has been assessed (median = 5) Patient’s readiness to be weaned from mechanical ventilation has been assessed (71%) Patient’s readiness to be weaned from mechanical ventilation has been assessed
Ability of the patient to weaned from mechanical ventilation has been assessed and a ventilation plan has been set (29%)
All medications have been checked and reviewed (median = 5) All medications have been checked and reviewed (71%) All medications have been checked and reviewed
Indications and dosing documentation for all current medications reviewed and correct (29%)