Journal Article

Medication administration and interruptions in nursing homes: a qualitative observational study.

Odberg KR, Hansen BS, Aase K, et al. Journal of clinical nursing. 2018;27:1113-1124.

Interruptions during nurse medication administration can precipitate medication errors. This qualitative study sought to characterize medication administration interruptions in a nursing home. Interruptions were passive (background noises), active (conversations), or technological (use of electronic tools). A previous WebM&M commentary discussed harm that resulted from interrupting a nurse.