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Effects of interruptions to nurses during medication administration.

Bennett, J, Dawoud, D and Maben, Jill (2010) Effects of interruptions to nurses during medication administration. Nursing Management, 16 (9). pp. 22-23.

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Medication errors can occur at any stage of the medication process including prescribing, dispensing, preparation, administration and monitoring (Vincent et al 2009). Medication administration is acknowledged as a process in which patient safety can be compromised easily (Department of Health 2003) and it is argued that any distraction or interruption during medication administration can result in errors. This Policy+ reviews the contribution to medication administration errors of interruptions to nurses’ work and considers how such interruptions can be reduced.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Bennett, J
Dawoud, D
Date : February 2010
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Medication errors, interruptions, administration interruptions
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 20 Dec 2017 09:30
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:06

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