Table 1

The six SAQ factors of the non-generic SAQ versions (ICU version)

    Teamwork climate

Nurse input is well received in this ICU

In this ICU, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient care

Disagreements in this ICU are resolved appriopriately (i.e. not who is right, but what is best for the patient)

I have the support I need from other personnel to care for patients

It is easy for personnel in this ICU to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand

The physicians and nurses here work together as a well-coordinated team

    Safety climate

I would feel safe being treated here as a patient

Medical errors are handled appropriately in this ICU

I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this ICU

I receive appropriate feedback about my performance

In this ICU, it is difficult to discuss errors

I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have

The culture in this ICU makes it easy to learn from the errors of others

    Stress recognition

When my workload becomes excessive, my performanced is impaired

I am less effective at work when fatigued

I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations

Fatigue impairs my performance during emergency situations (e.g. emergency resuscitation, seizure)

    Working conditions

This hospital constructively deals with problem physicians and employees

This hospital does a good job of training new personnel

All the necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me

Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised

    Job satisfaction

I like my job

Working in this hospital is like being part of a large family

This hospital is a good place to work

I am proud to work ast this hospital

Morale in this ICU area is high

    Perceptions of management

Hospital management supports my daily efforts

Hospital management does not knowingly compromise the safety of patients

I am provided with adequate, timely information about events in the hospital that might affect my work

The levels of staffing in this clinical area are sufficient to handle the number of patients

Deilk√•s and Hofoss BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:191   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-191

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