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Interprofessional Simulation on Nurse Interruptions

Rochman, Monica F. BSN, RN; Aebersold, Michelle PhD, RN; Tschannen, Dana PhD, RN; Cambridge, Betsy BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31825734b4

This project was an initial attempt to help nonnurses who will potentially work in the health care field to gain an understanding of the impact of distractions and interruptions on nurses. Graduate students in the Institute for Health Care Improvement Open School participated in an unfolding simulation in a hospital setting to expose them to the challenges of providing care in a work environment that often includes multiple interruptions.

University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor.

Correspondence: Monica F. Rochman, BSN, RN, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 400 N Ingalls Bldg, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted for publication: March 26, 2012

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.