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Nurses Say Distractions Cut Bedside Time by 25%
Health Leaders Media

Hospital nurses spend three hours of a typical 12-hour shift away from the patients’ bedside to complete regulatory requirements, redundant paperwork, and other non-direct care, a recent online survey of more than 1,600 nurses shows.

Some of the biggest distractions and time eaters include documenting patient care information in multiple locations, and completing logs, checklists, and other “redundant” paperwork, the nurses said. They also reported wasted time trying to secure equipment and supplies.