Journal Article

Quiet please! Drug round tabards: are they effective and accepted? A mixed method study.

Verweij L, Smeulers M, Maaskant JM, et al. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 2014;46:340-8.

This study used direct observation and interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of tabards, do-not-disturb signs worn by registered nurses dispensing medications in inpatient settings, in preventing disruptions. The authors found a decrease in interruptions and medication errors, suggesting that tabards may augment safety despite controversy regarding their use.