Situation Awareness and Interruption Handling During Medication Administration.

  title={Situation Awareness and Interruption Handling During Medication Administration.},
  author={Mary Cathryn Sitterding and Patricia R. Ebright and Marion English Broome and Emily S. Patterson and Staci Sue Wuchner},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={36 7},
Medication administration error remains a leading cause of preventable death. A gap exists in understanding attentional dynamics, such as nurse situation awareness (SA) while managing interruptions during medication administration. The aim was to describe SA during medication administration and interruption handling strategies. A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used. Cognitive task analysis (CTA) methods informed analysis of 230 interruptions. Themes were analyzed by SA level. The… CONTINUE READING