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Journal Article
Study

Interruptions and multitasking in nursing care.

Kalisch BJ, Aebersold M. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2010;36:126-32.

This study observed nurses for 4-hour periods and found that interruptions and multitasking were common. Although nurses managed these discontinuities well, the potential for errors is present and should be a target for prevention strategies.