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J Pediatr Nurs. 2010 Jun;25(3):167-75. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2008.09.005. Epub 2009 Apr 8.

Interruptions and pediatric patient safety.

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Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. l.mcgillishall@utoronto.ca <l.mcgillishall@utoronto.ca>

Abstract

This study explored interruptions in pediatric nurses' work and the systems issues related to interruptions in nursing work environments. A total of 5,325 interruptions were observed in this study, providing information on sources, types, and causes of interruptions. The nursing work being performed when interrupted and the outcomes of these interruptions are described.

PMID:
20430277
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedn.2008.09.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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