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Journal Article

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

Yoder M, Schadewald D, Dietrich K. Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 2015;38:140-51.

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.