A nurse manager notices that an increased number of incident reports are completed because of late medication administration around lunch time. What action should the nurse manager take?

Investigate staff and patient lunch times, the availability of staff during lunch hours, and the number and types of medications that need to be administered.


•The nurse manager should evaluate the process and circumstances as a whole before determining solutions.


•The nurse manager should not change patient or staff lunch times before evaluating the entire situation.

•The physician should not be asked to change medication schedules for the patients to accommodate the staff's breaks because certain medications need to be administered with food or before a meal.

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