intensivist-led intensive care
(electronic intensive care
]) is recommended when on-site intensivist-led intensive care
is not available. Although the effects of eICU on patient outcomes are comparable with bedside intensivist-led care, not all implementations of eICU are successful in improving patient outcomes. Therefore, the aims of this study were to (1) examine the associations of perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, nurses' attitudes toward eICU, and intention to use and (2) determine which participant characteristics were associated with these four dependent variables.
This cross-sectional, correlational study asked bedside registered nurses to complete an anonymous online survey to explore their acceptance
Nurses' attitude toward eICU and intention-to-use eICU demonstrated the strongest association, r(120) = 0.83, p
< .001. The most significant variable associated with perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, nurses' attitudes toward eICU, and intention to use was support from nurses. In addition, support from physicians was significantly associated with perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and nurses' attitudes toward eICU.
Support from both bedside physicians and registered nurses in the intensive care
unit had the most association with acceptance
of the eICU service. Gaining their support to use an eICU service is essential.