The impact of interruptions on medication errors in hospitals: an observational study of nurses.

@article{Johnson2017TheIO,
  title={The impact of interruptions on medication errors in hospitals: an observational study of nurses.},
  author={Maree Johnson and Paula Sanchez and Rachel Langdon and Elizabeth Manias and Tracy Levett-Jones and Gabrielle Weidemann and Vicki Aguilar and Bronwyn Everett},
  journal={Journal of nursing management},
  year={2017},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={498-507}
}
AIM To explore interruptions during medication preparation and administration and their consequences. BACKGROUND Although not all interruptions in nursing have a negative impact, interruptions during medication rounds have been associated with medication errors. METHOD A non-participant observational study was undertaken of nurses conducting medication rounds. RESULTS Fifty-six medication events (including 101 interruptions) were observed. Most medication events (99%) were interrupted… CONTINUE READING
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