Reply To: EBP project

  • Kristine Rogers

    July 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Good Afternoon:


    We have instituted “distraction-free zones” in many of our medication rooms and in the pharmacies throughout Maine Health.  They are comprised of a bright red mat on the floor.  Anyone standing on one of those mats is not to be disturbed unless it is emergently necessary.  This practice along with several others such as scanning meds and armbands, double checking math, etc. have caused an overall reduction in medication errors.




    Kristine E. Rogers, BS, BSN, COS-C, CHHCM

    Clinical Manager

    Maine Children’s Cancer Program

    100 Campus Dr. Scarborough, ME 04074

    P: 207-396-7565

    F: 207-396-7577




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    ——Original Message——

    Hi everyone,

    Our Nurse Residency group is doing an EBP project regarding medication errors.

    At your institution, do you have “distraction free” zones? ​​  If so, please tell me a little bit about it.


    Lauren C. Mayer BSN, RN, HNB-BC, BMTCN
    Quality Improvement Clinical Leader
    Hematology / Oncology / Blood and Marrow Transplant
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH