Study Questions Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Interruptions during Medication Administration

April 25, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​There is weak evidence of the effectiveness of interventions to significantly reduce interruptions during medication administration and very limited evidence supporting the effectiveness of these interventions to reduce medication administration errors, concludes a study published in the May 2014 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The researchers evaluated 10 studies of interventions aimed at reducing interruptions and subsequent errors during medication administration, 5 of which measured significant changes in interruption rates pre- and postintervention.

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