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Interruptions and medication administration in critical care

International Literature

posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-22 11:16:06.788

In this literature review, the authors investigate literature on the impact that interruptions have during medication administration within the paediatric critical care (PCC) setting.

They conclude that "... no single strategy is likely to improve the negative effect of interruptions without focus on patient safety. Practice education to improve team building interactions is required that equips nurses with the skills in managing interruptions and delegating high priority secondary tasks".

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nicc.12185 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Bower, R., Jackson, C. and Manning, J. C. (2015). Interruptions and medication administration in critical care. Nursing in Critical Care, 20: 183–195.