Taming work interruptions: Rice Hospital departments take steps to reduce interruptions and distractions, increase patient safety
WILLMAR — When someone on the pharmacy staff at Rice Memorial Hospital is verifying a physician order, making up an IV or engaged in some other critical task, a red stop sign taped to the counter sends a can’t-miss message to everyone: This person is involved in a no-talk task and shouldn’t be interrupted.
It’s one of many steps the hospital pharmacy has taken to increase patient safety and reduce the possibility of error.
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