Journal Article

Improving medication administration safety: using naïve observation to assess practice and guide improvements in process and outcomes.

Donaldson N, Aydin C, Fridman M, et al. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. 2014;36:58-68.

This cross-sectional study presents data collected from the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes benchmarking registry. In this convenience sample, nurses deviated from medication administration safe practices approximately 11% per encounter, and administration errors occurred 0.32% per encounter. Distractions or interruptions accounted for nearly one-fourth of the safe practice deviations.