Effectiveness of an improvement programme to prevent interruptions during medication administration

Dall’Oglio, I. et al. (2017) BMJ Open. 7:e013285

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Objective: To assess the effectiveness of an improvement programme to reduce the number of interruptions during the medication administration process in a paediatric hospital.

Intervention: The interventions included a yellow sash worn by nurses during medication cycles, a yellow-taped floor area indicating the ‘No interruption area’, visual notices in the medication areas, education sessions for healthcare providers and families, patient and parent information material.

Conclusions: This bundle of interventions proved to be an effective improvement programme to prevent interruptions during medication administration in a paediatric context.

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