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Thomas CM, McIntosh CE, Allen R. Clin Simul Nurs. 2014;10:406-411.
Nursing students and new registered nurses are more likely to make mistakes during medication administration due to lack of experience and insufficient knowledge. This commentary describes the development and implementation of a simulation program to help students experience the various interruptions and distractions that occur in the hospital environment while preparing medications to understand how they can contribute to errors and learn about risks associated with multitasking.
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Realistic distractions and interruptions that impair simulated surgical performance by novice surgeons.
Feuerbacher RL, Funk KH, Spight DH, Diggs BS, Hunter JG. Arch Surg. 2012;147:1026-1030.
In this study involving surgical residents, the introduction of realistic interruptions and distractions into simulated surgical scenarios resulted in a significantly higher incidence of technical errors during the procedures.