Johnson, M., Weidemann, G., Adams, R., Manias, E., Levett-Jones, T., Aguilar, V. & Everett, B. (2018). Predictability of interruptions during medication administration with related behavioral management strategies. Journal of Nursing Care Quality,33(2), 1-9. United States of America: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000260
The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the nature of interruptions during medication administration. Focus groups were conducted with medical/surgical nurses (n = 15), critical care nurses (n = 13), and nurse managers/educators/specialists (n = 6). Most interruptions (78%) were predictable. Nurse-adopted strategies included blocking, engaging, mediating, multitasking, and preventing. Educational content was developed that relates behavioral strategies to respond to predictable and unpredictable interruptions.
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