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Medication administration and interruptions in nursing homes: a qualitative observational study.

Odberg KR; Hansen BS; Aase K; Wangensteen S.

Interruptions during nurse medication administration can precipitate medication errors. This qualitative study sought to characterize medication administration interruptions in a nursing home. Interruptions were passive (background noises), active (conversations), or technological (use of electronic tools). A previous WebM&M commentary discussed harm that resulted from interrupting a nurse.