Journal Article

The effect of a safe zone on nurse interruptions, distractions, and medication administration errors.

Yoder M; Schadewald D; Dietrich K.

Implementation of a safe zone—which included marked quiet areas for medication preparation, adhering to a checklist for medication processes, and educating staff about distractions—to minimize interruptions during medication administration did not improve medication error rates, but was associated with an increase in patient satisfaction.