Feature ArticlesContent Validation for an Emergency Department Fall Risk Assessment InstrumentHurwitz, Beth MSN, AGCNS-BC, CEN; Altmiller, Gerry EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAANAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Ms Hurwitz), Clinical Manager Emergency Department, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Professor (Dr Altmiller), The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Beth Hurwitz, MSN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, 1013 Eagle Ln, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 ([email protected]). Clinical Nurse Specialist: 9/10 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 5 - p 233-237 doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000618 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose There are many falls risk assessment tools available for inpatient use; however, few have been validated for the emergency department population. The purpose of this study was to develop a valid instrument to capture fall risk specific to that population. Design Using clinical expertise and evidence from the literature, the Hurwitz Fall Risk Assessment Instrument was developed. Seven clinicians with expertise in the area of fall prevention were then recruited to serve as expert content reviewers. Methods The content validity index was used to determine consensus of relevance for specific items and the overall scale. Results Two rounds of rigorous review yielded a scale content validity index universal agreement calculation of 1, indicating that all items were evaluated as relevant and appropriate for inclusion in an instrument designed to address the unique attributes of emergency department patients. Conclusions This study establishes scale content validation for the Hurwitz Fall Risk Assessment Instrument for use in the emergency department population. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.