Use Simple Strategies to Manage Frequent Interruptions, Minimize Potential for Errors: Although interruptions occur in many other specialties, emergency physicians are particularly affected by frequent disruptions, many of which are important and necessary, but which lead to errors and frustration

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Abstract

Research shows that emergency physicians may be interrupted 10-15 times per hour, leading to the potential for errors and patient harm. However, experts note that an array of relatively simple strategies can help clinicians better manage these interruptions to both minimize related mistakes and potentially ease the frustration that results from continuous interruptions.

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