Nursing strategies to increase medication safety in inpatient settings

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Using data obtained through 2 multidisciplinary studies focused on medication safety effectiveness, this article provides nursing recommendations to decrease medication delivery errors. Strategies to minimize and address interruptions/distractions are proposed for the 3 most problematic time frames in which medication errors typically arise: medication acquisition, transportation, and bedside delivery. With planned interventions such as programmed scripts and hospital-based protocols to manage interruptions and distractions, patient safety can be maintained in the inpatient setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • critical access hospitals
  • distractions
  • interruptions
  • medication administration
  • medication safety
  • nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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