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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308023
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Safety - The effect of nurse fatigue
Author(s):
Hess, Marianne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Zeta
Author Details:
Marianne Hess, RN, BSN, nursehess@comcast.net
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Unfortunately, adverse events in the hospital setting can be a frequent occurance.  And in spite of numerous safety initiatives such as "time outs" for operative site verification and improved infection prevention, adverse events are still occurring.  Is nurse fatigue a contributing factor to these errors and injuries? And if so, what can nurses and management do to not only promote and improve the well-being of the patient but also to promote and improve the well-being of nurses themselves?  Since 2006, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has had position statements for both the nurse and employer concerning nurse fatigue.  Because fatigue can affect the ability to focus and problem solve, both nurses and employers are encouraged to adopt strategies to ward off fatigue such as improving staffing schedules and eliminating mandatory overtime.  And yet, many have not heeded this information.  In the meanwhile, medical errors continue to be a major occurence in patient care. Nurses serve a vital role in the health of individuals.  And an essential aspect in this care is to maintain patient safety.  As nurses we must take responsibility for how our behavior and actions contribute to patient outcomes.  Additionally, we must ensure that we and other healthcare providers are educated on how our direct patient care can affect patient outcomes.
Keywords:
Adverse events; Fatigue; Patient safety
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient Safety - The effect of nurse fatigueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHess, Marianneen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarianne Hess, RN, BSN, nursehess@comcast.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308023-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Unfortunately, adverse events in the hospital setting can be a frequent occurance.  And in spite of numerous safety initiatives such as "time outs" for operative site verification and improved infection prevention, adverse events are still occurring.  Is nurse fatigue a contributing factor to these errors and injuries? And if so, what can nurses and management do to not only promote and improve the well-being of the patient but also to promote and improve the well-being of nurses themselves?  Since 2006, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has had position statements for both the nurse and employer concerning nurse fatigue.  Because fatigue can affect the ability to focus and problem solve, both nurses and employers are encouraged to adopt strategies to ward off fatigue such as improving staffing schedules and eliminating mandatory overtime.  And yet, many have not heeded this information.  In the meanwhile, medical errors continue to be a major occurence in patient care. Nurses serve a vital role in the health of individuals.  And an essential aspect in this care is to maintain patient safety.  As nurses we must take responsibility for how our behavior and actions contribute to patient outcomes.  Additionally, we must ensure that we and other healthcare providers are educated on how our direct patient care can affect patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.subjectAdverse eventsen_GB
dc.subjectFatigueen_GB
dc.subjectPatient safetyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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