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The Sterile Cockpit: An Effective Approach to Reducing Medication Errors?

Federwisch, Michelle BSN, RN; Ramos, Hortencia MS, RN-BC; Adams, Shonte’ C. BA, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: February 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 2 - pp 47,55
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000443777.80999.5c
Cultivating Quality

How one nursing unit tried to limit interruptions during medication administration by adapting the aviation industry rule.

How a commercial aviation industry innovation was used in an attempt to reduce medication errors on a nursing unit.

Michelle Federwisch is a senior staff nurse in the pediatric ICU and Hortencia Ramos is a senior nurse clinician in the medicine respiratory unit, both at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Shonte’ C. Adams is a nurse manager in the neurology unit at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Contact author: Michelle Federwisch, shellfed@yahoo.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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