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Interruptions and multitasking in nursing care.

Kalisch BJ, Aebersold M. Interruptions and multitasking in nursing care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36(3):126-132.

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March 3, 2010
Kalisch BJ, Aebersold M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36(3):126-132.

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.

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Kalisch BJ, Aebersold M. Interruptions and multitasking in nursing care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36(3):126-132.