Purpose: This study aimed to systematically develop a robust multi-lingual, multi-professional data collection tool, which prompts students to describe and reflect on patient safety experiences.
Approach: Core to a 3-year, 5 country, European project was development of the ‘SLIPPS’ Learning Event Recording Tool (SLERT). Tool construction drew on literature, theory, multinational and multidisciplinary experience, and involved pretesting and translation. Piloting included assessing usability and an initial exploration of impact via student interviews.
Outcomes: The final SLERT is freely available in 5 languages, has face validity for nursing across 5 countries. 368 student reports were collected using the tool.
Conclusions: The tool functions well in assisting student learning and for collecting data. Interviews indicated the tool promoted individual learning and has potential for wider clinical teams.