Quantifying nursing workflow in medication administration.


Journal Article

New medication administration systems are showing promise in improving patient safety at the point of care, but adoption of these systems requires significant changes in nursing workflow. To prepare for these changes, the authors report on a time-motion study that measured the proportion of time that nurses spend on various patient care activities, focusing on medication administration-related activities. Implications of their findings are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keohane, CA; Bane, AD; Featherstone, E; Hayes, J; Woolf, S; Hurley, A; Bates, DW; Gandhi, TK; Poon, EG

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 26

PubMed ID

  • 18157001

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18157001

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-0721

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-0443

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.nna.0000295628.87968.bc


  • eng