Journal Article

Separate medication preparation rooms reduce interruptions and medication errors in the hospital setting: a prospective observational study.

Huckels-Baumgart S; Baumgart A; Buschmann U; Schüpfer G; Manser T.

Interruptions are known to contribute to medication administration errors. This pre–post study found that nurses experienced fewer interruptions and made fewer medication errors following the introduction of a separate medication room. These results demonstrate how changing the work environment can promote safety.