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Posts Tagged ‘fatigue’

More than just tired

More than just tired

Nurses, employers should work together to reduce fatigue, its effects Years ago while driving home after working a 12-hour night shift in a busy emergency department, R. John Repique was pulled over by a Baltimore police officer; he was told he had been swerving. “Getting [Read More]

ANA: Tackling nurse fatigue together

ANA: Tackling nurse fatigue together

The American Nurses Association (ANA) calls for stronger collaboration between RNs and their employers to reduce the risks of nurse fatigue associated with shift work and long hours, and emphasizes strengthening a culture of safety in the work environment in a new position [Read More]

Take 5 with a Nurse Leader

Take 5 with a Nurse Leader

Helping to address the issue of fatigue Jaime Potopinski, MSN, MBA, RN, is a director for Home Health and Hospice at Affinity Visiting Nurses, part of Ministry Home Care, where she focuses on quality, satisfaction and finance. Her 75-person agency covers the home health and [Read More]

Navigating shiftwork: 5 tips for managing fatigue

Navigating shiftwork: 5 tips for managing fatigue

Do you work the night shift or rotating shifts? Do some of your patients struggle with sleep problems? More than 22 million Americans are shift workers, and nurses account for a large portion of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shift work [Read More]

Fatigued nurses and clinical decisions

Fatigued nurses are more likely to express concern that they made a wrong decision about a patient’s care, according to a study in the January issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). In “Association of Sleep and Fatigue With Decision Regret Among Critical [Read More]

Sounding the alarm

Sounding the alarm

Nurses, organizations work to address alarm fatigue Patients and their families often say they can’t wait to get home so they can finally get some rest — in part because of all the beeps and buzzes coming from IV machines, cardiac monitors and other medical equipment. [Read More]

Putting the brakes on drowsy driving

Putting the brakes on drowsy driving

Shift work and long hours are associated with reduced time for sleep and can have a negative impact on the health and safety of nurses. Effects may include fatigue, increased stress, depression, and physiological dysfunction that can lead to injuries and illnesses. [Read More]

Action urged to fight health care worker fatigue

Action urged to fight health care worker fatigue

Professionals who work long hours are at greater risk of injuring themselves on the job The link between health care worker fatigue and adverse events is well documented, prompting The Joint Commission to issue a new Sentinel Event Alert: Health care worker fatigue and [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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