Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship
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.
Schroers, Ginger L.. What Is an Interruption? A Concept Analysis of Interruption During Nursing Medication Administration. Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship, 6, : 5-20, 2018. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Nursing: School of Nursing Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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