Characteristics of work interruptions during medication administration.

@article{Biron2009CharacteristicsOW,
  title={Characteristics of work interruptions during medication administration.},
  author={Alain D Biron and M{\'e}lanie Lavoie-Tremblay and Carmen G. Loiselle},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={330-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To document characteristics of nurses' work interruptions (WIs) during medication administration. DESIGN A descriptive observational study design was used along with a sample of 102 medication administration rounds. Data were collected on a single medical unit using a unit dose distribution system during fall 2007. METHOD Data collection on WIs relied on direct structured observation. The following WI characteristics were recorded: source, secondary task, location, management… CONTINUE READING