Fatigued Nurses: Assessing the Risk, Implementing the Defences
There is mounting evidence that fatigued nurses make more errors, have more injuries, and have higher rates of absenteeism. This problem affects not only nurse health and family life, but patient outcomes as well.
A year ago the Joint Commission (which accredits over 20,000 hospitals in the United States) urged healthcare organizations to “create and implement a comprehensive fatigue management plan.” But what is a fatigue management plan, and how do you create it?
CIRCADIAN’s new complimentary white paper, Fatigued Nurses: Assessing the Risk, Implementing the Defences explains practical steps nursing directors and managers can take to assess the fatigue risks of nurses in their organization, and to develop a fatigue management plan to address the root causes of fatigue.
In this white paper fatigue experts, Dr. Anneke Heitmann and Andrew Moore-Ede:
- Explain how to conduct a Fatigue Risk Assessment to evaluate the current state of fatigue risk in your nursing staff
- Share proven fatigue management practices now used widely across shiftwork occupations in other 24/7 industries
- Provide insight into practical solutions to address the root causes of nurse fatigue
We encourage you to download this complimentary white paper to assist in addressing nurse fatigue at your organization.
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