In recent years much has been done to improve the organization and the quality of nursing work and maybe even a lot can be done in the direction of a concrete implementation of new methodologies.
Interruptions in Nurse activity increase the chance of making mistakes. Not only doctors and those working in the structure, but also by those who are external to the structure itself, for example phones, fax, relatives; it is always very difficult to oppose resistance to breaking attempts: it’s a really complicated work and nurse often respond of his or her activities.
But the question is… how can nurses find a solution?! Communication is one of the activities that characterize Nursing; nurses need to find strategies of containment of the possibility of increasing the risk related to certain processes.
One way would be to guarantee the patient a fixed time for meeting if necessary. Nurses need to find a place where they can guarantee respect for privacy, but above all you can devote all the time necessary in order to reassure him, because much interruptions for questions depend on a low confidence.
Here I am… nurse in surgery during one hour delivery therapy : day one 19 interruptions, day two 22, day three 13. We risk too much! Don’t stop nurses in their acrivities, but nurses must find time and place to a positive communication, with relatives and caregivers.