1. Hebb, Abigail DNP, RN, NE-BC, CMSRN
  2. Kistler, Michael PhD
  3. George, Elisabeth PhD, RN
  4. Zamboni, Beth PhD


OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine staff satisfaction and technology acceptance of continuous video monitoring (CVM) in comparison to sitters.


BACKGROUND: Traditionally, sitters have been used to prevent falls in hospitals. Continuous video monitoring has emerged to reduce costs associated with sitters while maintaining safety.


METHODS: A descriptive online survey using a modified version of the Technology Acceptance Model was used to gain insight on technology acceptance and satisfaction levels of clinical staff related to CVM.


RESULTS: Only 12.73% found CVM to be as effective as sitters. Statistical significance was shown comparing sitters with CVM. A positive correlation was found with perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness of CVM.


CONCLUSIONS: Understanding staff satisfaction and technology acceptance is imperative for nurse leaders and administration when implementing new technologies.