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Interruptions of nurses' activities and patient safety: an integrative literature review.

Monteiro C, Avelar AF, Pedreira Mda L - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2015 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: A total of 29 papers met the inclusion criteria. all the papers included describe interruptions as a harmful factor for patient safety.Data analysis revealed three relevant categories: characteristics of interruptions, implications for patient safety, and interventions to minimize interruptions. interruptions favor the occurrence of errors in the health field.Therefore, there is a need for further studies to understand such a phenomenon and its effects on clinical practice.

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Affiliation: Escola Paulista de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: to identify characteristics related to the interruption of nurses in professional practice, as well as to assess the implications of interruptions for patient safety.

Method: integrative literature review. The following databases were searched: Pubmed/Medline, LILACS, SciELO and Cochrane Library, using the descriptors interruptions and patient safety. An initial date was not established, but the final date was December 31, 2013. A total of 29 papers met the inclusion criteria.

Results: all the papers included describe interruptions as a harmful factor for patient safety. Data analysis revealed three relevant categories: characteristics of interruptions, implications for patient safety, and interventions to minimize interruptions.

Conclusion: interruptions favor the occurrence of errors in the health field. Therefore, there is a need for further studies to understand such a phenomenon and its effects on clinical practice.

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f01: Presentation of papers according to the type, population, study'sobjective, main results and discussion.

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Interruptions of nurses' activities and patient safety: an integrative literature review.

Monteiro C, Avelar AF, Pedreira Mda L - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2015 Jan-Feb)

Presentation of papers according to the type, population, study'sobjective, main results and discussion.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4376046&req=5

f01: Presentation of papers according to the type, population, study'sobjective, main results and discussion.
Mentions: Figure 1 presents the studies analyzed, which arepresented according to author, methodological design, study sample and main results.

Bottom Line: A total of 29 papers met the inclusion criteria. all the papers included describe interruptions as a harmful factor for patient safety.Data analysis revealed three relevant categories: characteristics of interruptions, implications for patient safety, and interventions to minimize interruptions. interruptions favor the occurrence of errors in the health field.Therefore, there is a need for further studies to understand such a phenomenon and its effects on clinical practice.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Escola Paulista de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: to identify characteristics related to the interruption of nurses in professional practice, as well as to assess the implications of interruptions for patient safety.

Method: integrative literature review. The following databases were searched: Pubmed/Medline, LILACS, SciELO and Cochrane Library, using the descriptors interruptions and patient safety. An initial date was not established, but the final date was December 31, 2013. A total of 29 papers met the inclusion criteria.

Results: all the papers included describe interruptions as a harmful factor for patient safety. Data analysis revealed three relevant categories: characteristics of interruptions, implications for patient safety, and interventions to minimize interruptions.

Conclusion: interruptions favor the occurrence of errors in the health field. Therefore, there is a need for further studies to understand such a phenomenon and its effects on clinical practice.

No MeSH data available.