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RAMOS, Diana Yamile  and  SOTO LESMES, Virginia Inés. To identify distractions in the process of administering medication guarantees a safe practice. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.44-52. ISSN 0121-4500.

Objective: To identify the distractions that the nursery professional has while administering medication in the hospitalization services in Hospital Universitario FundaciónSantafé de Bogotá, in a way that distractions can be understood as a risk factor for mistakes within the process. Method: Observational-descriptive study. The checklist Sheet of Administration of Medication, Distractions and Observation (MADOS) with Distraction Categories While Administering the Medication was applied. There was a previous adaptation of facial and content validity for 32 professionals of nursery which went through the medication administering process during the four different shifts (morning, afternoon, even and odd nights). Results: In the 192 processes observed, an average of 18 distractions was observed. The most frequent distractions were, in order: Other members of the staff and students (34.9%), Conversation (32%), Phone calls and Medic (10.5%), which are the 77.5% of a total of ten distractions considered in the checklist. Conclusions: These findings allow to contribute to the theoretical construction of Distractions in nursery, to approach a construct so far unknown and with little conceptualization. It will allow to redesign and to develop systems around the security in the process of administering of medication in health institutions.

Keywords : Nursery; Patient Safety; Quality of Health Care.

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