TABLE 2

Percent (n) of Families Performing Recommended Safety Behaviors (N = 170)

OverallNeed to Watch Over Care?
Yes (n = 65)No (n = 105)P
Asked provider for the name or dose of a drug77 (131)86 (56)*71 (75)*.03*
Asked provider to show or read aloud medication labelsa21 (36)23 (15)20 (21).60
Asked provider to check drug or infusion accuracy29 (50)46 (30)*19 (20)*<.001*
Comfortable asking provider to clean his or her handsa82 (139)75 (49)86 (90).09
Likely to speak up if provider does not clean his or her handsa78 (132)75 (48)80 (84).45
Ever reminded provider to clean his or her hands4 (6)8 (5)*1 (1)*.03*
  • Values are expressed as % (n).

  • a One family did not report if they performed this behavior.

  • * P < .05 for the comparison between parents who did and did not feel the need to watch over care.