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"I am administering medication—please do not interrupt me": red tabards preventing interruptions as perceived by surgical patients.
Palese A, Ferro M, Pascolo M, Dante A, Vecchiato S. J Patient Saf. 2019;15:30-36.
A variety of interventions have been tested to reduce interruptions during the medication administration process, including the use of vests worn by nurses with messaging designed to deter interruptions. Patients' perceptions of such messaging remains unknown. In this observational study, researchers found that the use of such vests may be perceived negatively by patients and deter them from interrupting nurses, even for urgent care needs.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 20, 2014;19:1-3.
Reviewing an incident involving a patient who reported an error with home infusion of chemotherapy which was later determined to be a false alarm, this newsletter article outlines actions that could have been taken to prevent wasted resources and anxiety for the patient and health care providers.