Having hospital nurses wear do-not-disturb signs while they dispense medications can help prevent disruptions.J Nurs Scholarsh. 2014 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Quiet please! Drug round tabards: are they effective and accepted? A mixed method study.
Verweij L, Smeulers M, Maaskant JM, Vermeulen H. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2014 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print].
This study used direct observation and interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of tabards, do-not-disturb signs worn by registered nurses dispensing medications in inpatient settings, in preventing disruptions. The authors found a decrease in interruptions and medication errors, suggesting that tabards may augment safety despite controversy regarding their use.
Are interventions to reduce interruptions and errors during medication administration effective?: a systematic review.
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No interruptions please: impact of a no interruption zone on medication safety in intensive care units.
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The application of Aronson's taxonomy to medication errors in nursing.
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