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(Publication) Disturbance during emergency department work – A concept analysis

(May 5, 2020) Kallberg, A.S., Brixey, J.J., Johnson, K.D., & Berg, L. (2020). Disturbance during emergency department work - A concept analysis. International Emergency Nursing (March 30, 2020). doi:10.1016/j.ienj.2020.100853 (published ahead of print). 

Highlights

  • A definition of disturbance within the emergency department context have been made.
  • The concepts interruption and disturbance should not be used as synonyms.
  • A negatively perceived interruption could be classified as a disturbance.
  • When trying to minimize interruptions, focusing on the situations that create disturbance in workflow is important for patient safety.

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Juliana J Brixey, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

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