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DOS SANTOS, Reginaldo Passoni; DA LUZ, Mayara Aparecida Passaura; BORGES, Fabieli  and  CARVALHO, Ariana Rodrigues Silva. Active search contributes to the identification of adverse events and incidents in intensive care unit. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.48, pp.465-498.  Epub Oct 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


Analyze adverse events and incidentes in the intensive care unit of a university hospital and check which portion of the active search contribuition in identifying occurrences.


Retrospective study, documentary of nature quantitative.


It was recorded 253 events/incidents, of which 239 (94%) were recorded by active search. Injury pressure was the incident more frequently (n=88; 34.78%) and affected more patients (n= 54; 48.9%). It was found that 136 (53.8%) events/incidents were mild.


The active search has proved to be a management strategy that corroborated so substantially to the identification of risk situations in the intensive care unit.

Keywords : Patient safety; Quality of health care; Intensive care units; Nursing.

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