Predictability of Interruptions During Medication Administration With Related Behavioral Management Strategies

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Journal Article
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Journal of nursing care quality, 2018, 33 (2)
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2018-04-01
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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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