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Journal Article
Study

Nurses' behaviors and visual scanning patterns may reduce patient identification errors.

Marquard JL, Henneman PL, He Z, et al. Journal of experimental psychology. Applied. 2011;17:247-56.

Medication administration errors are a common problem and have been linked to interruptions during nursing workflow. This study used behavioral psychology techniques to analyze how nurses' bedside behaviors influenced their ability to prevent medication administration errors.