Interruptions during the delivery of high-risk medications.

@article{Trbovich2010InterruptionsDT,
  title={Interruptions during the delivery of high-risk medications.},
  author={Patricia L. Trbovich and Varuna Prakash and Janice Stewart and Katherine Trip and Pamela Savage},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          211-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the nature and frequency of interruptions during medication administration and the interruptions' effects on task efficiency to guide healthcare managers/executives in improving patient safety and staff productivity. BACKGROUND Interruptions have been identified as causal factors in medication administration errors. Research, however, is needed to assess the nature and frequency of interruptions throughout specific stages of the medication… CONTINUE READING

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