Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Publication Title

Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship

Volume

6

Pages

5-20

Publisher Name

Penn Nursing

Abstract

Interruptions are ubiquitous in health care settings, particularly during the medication administration process. Interruptions are associated with negative effects, one of great concern being medication errors. A consistent definition of interruption has not been found in the health care literature which has created challenges in interpreting research findings and conducting further research with generalizable results. A concept analysis using Walker and Avant's (2005) eight-step method was used to distinguish the concept of interruption from related terms, clearly define the concept. and develop a model of interruption during medication administration. The developed operational definition and model give clarity to the term interruption and can be adapted to apply to various settings and disciplines.

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Author Posting © Penn Nursing, 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Penn Nursing for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship Volume 6, Fall 2018, https://issuu.com/pennnursing/docs/jndss_vol6_2018.final

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