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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182183
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Patient Safety Through the Use of a Nurse Fatigue Countermeasures Program
Author(s):
Hofmeister, Nancee
Author Details:
Nancee Hofmeister, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Nursing, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, email: hofmeisn@bronsonhg.org
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Background: Studies indicate that extended work shifts, insufficient sleep and fatigue among hospital staff nurses are associated with higher risk of errors. Although other industries have developed programs to reduce fatigue-related errors and injury, fatigue countermeasures programs for nurses (FCMPN) are missing. Objectives: The purpose of this BCBS-funded feasibility study was to 1) evaluate the potential of a FCMPN for improving sleep duration and quality while reducing daytime sleepiness, patient care errors, and drowsy driving; and 2) explore structural, organizational, and environmental factors that may affect FCMPN implementation/sustainability. Method: A mixed methods design with a one-group repeated measures approach and focus groups were used. Quantitative data were collected two weeks prior to the intervention, four weeks after receiving the intervention, and again at three months. Qualitative data were conducted following the completion of the quantitative phase of the study. Participants were recruited from three Magnet credentialed hospitals in Michigan. Results: While most nurses experienced poor sleep quality, severe daytime sleepiness and drowsiness at work and while driving, significant improvements in sleep duration and error reduction occurred following the FCMPN. Several themes elucidated FCMPN benefits and challenges perceived by both staff nurse and nurse manager participants. Conclusions: Initial findings support the use of a FCMPN for mitigating fatigue, improving sleep and reducing errors among hospital staff nurses. While FCMPNs are feasible in healthcare, a paradigm shift may be needed for robust implementation of an effective FCMPN that improves nurse and patient safety.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing Patient Safety Through the Use of a Nurse Fatigue Countermeasures Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHofmeister, Nanceeen_US
dc.author.detailsNancee Hofmeister, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Nursing, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, email: hofmeisn@bronsonhg.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182183-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Background: Studies indicate that extended work shifts, insufficient sleep and fatigue among hospital staff nurses are associated with higher risk of errors. Although other industries have developed programs to reduce fatigue-related errors and injury, fatigue countermeasures programs for nurses (FCMPN) are missing. Objectives: The purpose of this BCBS-funded feasibility study was to 1) evaluate the potential of a FCMPN for improving sleep duration and quality while reducing daytime sleepiness, patient care errors, and drowsy driving; and 2) explore structural, organizational, and environmental factors that may affect FCMPN implementation/sustainability. Method: A mixed methods design with a one-group repeated measures approach and focus groups were used. Quantitative data were collected two weeks prior to the intervention, four weeks after receiving the intervention, and again at three months. Qualitative data were conducted following the completion of the quantitative phase of the study. Participants were recruited from three Magnet credentialed hospitals in Michigan. Results: While most nurses experienced poor sleep quality, severe daytime sleepiness and drowsiness at work and while driving, significant improvements in sleep duration and error reduction occurred following the FCMPN. Several themes elucidated FCMPN benefits and challenges perceived by both staff nurse and nurse manager participants. Conclusions: Initial findings support the use of a FCMPN for mitigating fatigue, improving sleep and reducing errors among hospital staff nurses. While FCMPNs are feasible in healthcare, a paradigm shift may be needed for robust implementation of an effective FCMPN that improves nurse and patient safety.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:12:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:12:51Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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