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Kalisch BJ, Aebersold M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:126-132.
Kalisch BJ ; Aebersold M.Interruptions and multitasking in nursing care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010; 36: 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.
Nursing and Patient Safety
Provider interruptions and patient perceptions of care: an observational study in the emergency department.
Schneider A, Wehler M, Weigl M. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Coming Up Short: Maintaining Safety in the Face of Drug Shortages
Steven Plogsted, PharmD
'Cyberloafing' in health care: a real risk to patient safety.
Ross J. J Perianesth Nurs. 2018;33:560-562.
Adverse effects of computers during bedside rounds in a critical care unit.
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Effective approaches to control non-actionable alarms and alarm fatigue.
Winters BD. J Electrocardiol. 2018;51:S49-S51.
Understanding the types and effects of clinical interruptions and distractions recorded in a multihospital patient safety reporting system.
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Reduced effectiveness of interruptive drug–drug interaction alerts after conversion to a commercial electronic health record.
Wright A, Aaron S, Seger DL, Samal L, Schiff GD, Bates DW. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33:1868–1876.
A standardized handoff simulation promotes recovery from auditory distractions in resident physicians.
Matern LH, Farnan JM, Hirsch KW, Cappaert M, Byrne ES, Arora VM. Simul Healthc. 2018;13:233-238.
Why we need a single definition of disruptive behavior.
Petrovic MA, Scholl AT. Cureus. 2018;10:e2339.
Medication administration and interruptions in nursing homes: a qualitative observational study.
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Guidelines for Design and Construction.
Dallas, TX: Facilities Guidelines Institute; 2018.
Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study.
Westbrook JI, Raban MZ, Walter SR, Douglas H. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:655-663.
Night-time communication at Stanford University Hospital: perceptions, reality and solutions.
Sun AJ, Wang L, Go M, Eggers Z, Deng R, Maggio P, Shieh L. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:156-162.
Technological distractions—part 1 and part 2.
Kane-Gill SL, O'Connor MF, Rothschild JM, et al; Society for Critical Care Medicine Alarm and Alert Fatigue Task Force. Crit Care Med. 2017;45:1481-1488, 2018;46:130-137.
Intervening in interruptions: what exactly is the risk we are trying to manage?
Gao J, Rae AJ, Dekker SWA. J Patient Saf. 2017 Sep 25; [Epub ahead of print].
ISMP Survey on Texting Medical Orders.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Distractions in the anesthesia work environment: impact on patient safety? Report of a meeting sponsored by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
van Pelt M, Weinger MB. Anesth Analg. 2017;125:347–350.
The impact of interruptions on medication errors in hospitals: an observational study of nurses.
Johnson M, Sanchez P, Langdon R, et al. J Nurs Manag. 2017;25:498-507.
Impact of interruptions, distractions, and cognitive load on procedure failures and medication administration errors.
Thomas L, Donohue-Porter P, Stein Fishbein J. J Nurs Care Qual. 2017;32:309-317.
Nursing interruptions in a trauma intensive care unit: a prospective observational study.
Craker NC, Myers RA, Eid J, et al. J Nurs Adm. 2017;47:205-211.
Effectiveness of a 'Do not interrupt' bundled intervention to reduce interruptions during medication administration: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility study.
Westbrook JI, Li L, Hooper TD, Raban MZ, Middleton S, Lehnbom EC. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:734-742.
Ordering interruptions in a tertiary care center: a prospective observational study.
Dadlez NM, Azzarone G, Sinnett MJ, et al. Hosp Pediatr. 2017;7:134-139.
Data-driven implementation of alarm reduction interventions in a cardiovascular surgical ICU.
Allan SH, Doyle PA, Sapirstein A, Cvach M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:62-70.
On Patient Safety.
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