2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 100-108
Interruption in Nursing Practice: Literature Review
Selma ATAY1, Gökçe ÖRÜCÜ2
1Doç Dr., Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Çanakkale, Türkiye
2Yüksek Lisans Öğrencisi, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Lisansüstü Eğitim Enstitüsü, Çanakkale, Türkiye
Keywords: Interruption, nursing, nursing practice

Aim: İnterruption of nursing practices directly affects the performance of nurses, complicates the decision-making process in complex activities that require intense concentration, and negatively affect productivity. This literature review aims to investigate the studies on the problem of interruption in nursing practices.

Material and Methods: This literature review was carried out using the keywords "nursing practices”, “interruption”, “interruption” and “nursing practices”, “interruption” and “nursing care" in Google Scholar, MEDLINE, Pubmed, CINAHL, Science Direct, Ebscohost databases and Turkish Council of Higher Education Thesis database. Turkish and English-language articles published in 2010-2020 with full-text access were included in the study. A total of 385 studies were found as a result of the literature search. Nineteen studies were selected in accordance with the research inclusion criteria.

Results: Of the studies reviewed, 14 were descriptive, 4 were pre-test, post-test quasi-experimental, and 1 was a randomized controlled trial. In the studies, it was found that the sample size consisted of at least five nurses and at most 278 nurses. Observation, interview, and questionnaire forms were used to collect the data. Most of the research has focused on interruptions in the drug administration process. According to the findings of the studies included in the review, it was determined that the nurses frequently encountered the problem of interruption, generally experienced an interruption in the drug administration process, the main reason was human-induced, and the number of divisions experienced decreased with the attempts to reduce it.

Conclusion: Although there has been an increase in the number of studies on the problem of interruption in nursing practice in recent years, it has been seen that most of them are related to its frequency and causes. It can be recommended to carry out studies on the management of the interruption problem in nursing practices.