Nurse, Interrupted

A pretty interesting video from Beth Boynton RN on what I call status interrupticus, the incessant and often needless interruptions nurses deal with when performing duties requiring critical thinking and judgement. It’s fairly well known, for example, at among nurses anyway, that many if not most med errors are attributable to nurses being distracted; I myself, during a code or trauma have sometimes reached for the wrong drug. In any case Beth nicely relates the problem to larger issues of healthy work places, meaningful nursing and professionalism. Worth a look.

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  1. #1 by The Nerdy Nurse on Saturday 21 January 2012 - 1434

    I’m a big fan of Beth Boynton and the work she does. This video really does make you think about the stress level we deal with as nurses when we are making decisions that can impact peoples lives.

  2. #2 by Beth Boynton, RN, MS on Tuesday 07 February 2012 - 1518

    Thank you guys! I was swimming the other day and noticed the life guards on duty. They switch to an administrative role every 30 minutes! Hmmmmmmmmm. Beth

  3. #3 by littlemissbig on Monday 20 January 2014 - 0209

    Pre-nursing student here. WIll follow this blog.

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