Private Mobile Phones as a Source of Nursing Team Interruption During Medication Division and Administration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621800
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
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Title:
Private Mobile Phones as a Source of Nursing Team Interruption During Medication Division and Administration
Author(s):
Rozenberg, Polina; Shnaiderman, Elleonora; Rudenko, Svitlana
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Polina Rozenberg, MBA, MA, RN, Professional Experience: 1998-1997- Certified Nurse at the Geriatric Hospital Pardes Katz,Israel 1998-2004- Certified Nurse and Clinical Training Nurse at the Respiratory Rehabilitation Department,Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel 2008-2011- Nurse Manager at the Geriatric Department, Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel 2011-2013 -Nurse Manager at the Head Trauma Rehabilitation Departmen,Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel 2013-2016-Nurse Manager at the Respiratory Rehabilitation Department,Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel Author Summary: I have almost 25 years in nursing. Over the last few years I have noticed that mobile phones have become a significant source of nursing team distraction. Moreover I have noticed that many nurses likely to respond to text and calls during medication administration. As a result, during my MA degree I decided to do this research.
Abstract:

Purpose:

To estimate the relative rate of distractions that caused by audio notifications by mobile phones while focusing on long term distractions. We wanted to check whether there is a connection between the frequency and the relative rate of distractions that came from audio notifications, and especially the long term distractions, to the staff personnel's age and their youngest child's age. Moreover, we wanted to check if there is a connection between the perception of mobile phone as a cause of disturbance, to the frequency and relative rate of distractions that caused by its audio notifications.

Methods:

The study was conducted in two major hospitals in Israel. We made direct observation on 100 nurses during preparation and distribution of medications. After observation period every observed participant filled out a questionnaire designed to measure his perception of mobile phones as a cause of disturbance.

Results:

Distractions caused by audio notifications constitute at least 25% of all distractions during preparation and distributions of medications and of that, 20% are long term distractions. A negative connection was found between the perception of mobile phones as a cause of disturbance and long distractions, but not with the overall distractions stemming from audio notifications. The age of the participants and the age of their children have a negative connection on the frequency of distractions stemming from audio notifications, and especially long term distractions. The research findings raised a concern that using mobile phones has to be connected to the department safety policy.

Conclusion:

The market penetration of mobile phones is rising in every industrial sector and professional field. The perception of mobile phones as a cause of disturbance during activities that require concentration may limit the use of mobile phones, or at least limit extended use of them. A program of assimilation of new workers needs to emphasize the negative influence of using them during activities that require concentration. Additionally, in future research, it is important to consider creating coherent policies for the use of mobile phones in the workplace and beyond.

Keywords:
Avoidable Interruptions; Medicine Administration Errors; Mobile Phones Influence
Repository Posting Date:
12-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
12-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST169
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
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dc.titlePrivate Mobile Phones as a Source of Nursing Team Interruption During Medication Division and Administrationen_US
dc.contributor.authorRozenberg, Polinaen
dc.contributor.authorShnaiderman, Elleonoraen
dc.contributor.authorRudenko, Svitlanaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsPolina Rozenberg, MBA, MA, RN, Professional Experience: 1998-1997- Certified Nurse at the Geriatric Hospital Pardes Katz,Israel 1998-2004- Certified Nurse and Clinical Training Nurse at the Respiratory Rehabilitation Department,Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel 2008-2011- Nurse Manager at the Geriatric Department, Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel 2011-2013 -Nurse Manager at the Head Trauma Rehabilitation Departmen,Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel 2013-2016-Nurse Manager at the Respiratory Rehabilitation Department,Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Centre,Israel Author Summary: I have almost 25 years in nursing. Over the last few years I have noticed that mobile phones have become a significant source of nursing team distraction. Moreover I have noticed that many nurses likely to respond to text and calls during medication administration. As a result, during my MA degree I decided to do this research.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621800-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>To estimate the relative rate of distractions that caused by audio notifications by mobile phones while focusing on long term distractions. We wanted to check whether there is a connection between the frequency and the relative rate of distractions that came from audio notifications, and especially the long term distractions, to the staff personnel's age and their youngest child's age. Moreover, we wanted to check if there is a connection between the perception of mobile phone as a cause of disturbance, to the frequency and relative rate of distractions that caused by its audio notifications.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>The study was conducted in two major hospitals in Israel. We made direct observation on 100 nurses during preparation and distribution of medications. After observation period every observed participant filled out a questionnaire designed to measure his perception of mobile phones as a cause of disturbance.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>Distractions caused by audio notifications constitute at least 25% of all distractions during preparation and distributions of medications and of that, 20% are long term distractions. A negative connection was found between the perception of mobile phones as a cause of disturbance and long distractions, but not with the overall distractions stemming from audio notifications. The age of the participants and the age of their children have a negative connection on the frequency of distractions stemming from audio notifications, and especially long term distractions. The research findings raised a concern that using mobile phones has to be connected to the department safety policy.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>The market penetration of mobile phones is rising in every industrial sector and professional field. The perception of mobile phones as a cause of disturbance during activities that require concentration may limit the use of mobile phones, or at least limit extended use of them. A program of assimilation of new workers needs to emphasize the negative influence of using them during activities that require concentration. Additionally, in future research, it is important to consider creating coherent policies for the use of mobile phones in the workplace and beyond.</p>en
dc.subjectAvoidable Interruptionsen
dc.subjectMedicine Administration Errorsen
dc.subjectMobile Phones Influenceen
dc.date.available2017-07-12T17:27:27Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-12-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-12T17:27:27Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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