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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308744
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Safety - The effect of nurse fatigue on outcomes
Author(s):
Brooks, Ann Marie T.
Author Details:
Ann Marie T. Brooks, DNSc, RN, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, annmariebrooks@hotmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Clear, critical thinking and communication are imperatives in providing quality nursing care. We are challenged more than ever before with the effect of fatigue on outcomes. What is fatigue? It is a factor that has been linked to stress, safety, and performance decrements in numerous work environments. Fatigue is a reality in nursing. Every day, during every shift, nurses experience fatigue of mind, body and spirit. Workload, work hours, work structures and other factors can indirectly or directly cause fatigue within the profession. The public expects, and deserves, professional, caring, competent, and compassionate nurses. Consistent with studies by the Canadian Nurse Association, the American Nurses Association, and the World Health Organization, nurses in all roles and practice settings have a professional responsibility to mitigate and manage their own fatigue and provide safe care. They have a professional responsibility to act in a mammer that is consistent with maintaining patient and personal safety. A growing body of evidence shows that healthy work environments yield financial benefits to organizations with respect to reductions in absenteeism, lost productivity, organizations healthcare costs, and costs arising from adverse patient outcomes. Transformational change within the organization is needed to acheive healthy, healthful and healing work environments for nurses. This presentation will address the serious issue of nurse fatigue and its negative effect on patient safety, quality, and staff satisfaction and the work environment. The speakers will share strategies that have been implemented by staff nurses and nurse leaders to minimize fatigue and ensure safe outcomes. They will highlight leading practices and offer practical strategies that have been developed by the partnership of bedside nurses with nurse leaders that can be used in heathcare organizations across the globe.
Keywords:
Outcomes; Fatigue; Self-care
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

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePatient Safety - The effect of nurse fatigue on outcomesen
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Ann Marie T.en
dc.author.detailsAnn Marie T. Brooks, DNSc, RN, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, annmariebrooks@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308744en
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Clear, critical thinking and communication are imperatives in providing quality nursing care. We are challenged more than ever before with the effect of fatigue on outcomes. What is fatigue? It is a factor that has been linked to stress, safety, and performance decrements in numerous work environments. Fatigue is a reality in nursing. Every day, during every shift, nurses experience fatigue of mind, body and spirit. Workload, work hours, work structures and other factors can indirectly or directly cause fatigue within the profession. The public expects, and deserves, professional, caring, competent, and compassionate nurses. Consistent with studies by the Canadian Nurse Association, the American Nurses Association, and the World Health Organization, nurses in all roles and practice settings have a professional responsibility to mitigate and manage their own fatigue and provide safe care. They have a professional responsibility to act in a mammer that is consistent with maintaining patient and personal safety. A growing body of evidence shows that healthy work environments yield financial benefits to organizations with respect to reductions in absenteeism, lost productivity, organizations healthcare costs, and costs arising from adverse patient outcomes. Transformational change within the organization is needed to acheive healthy, healthful and healing work environments for nurses. This presentation will address the serious issue of nurse fatigue and its negative effect on patient safety, quality, and staff satisfaction and the work environment. The speakers will share strategies that have been implemented by staff nurses and nurse leaders to minimize fatigue and ensure safe outcomes. They will highlight leading practices and offer practical strategies that have been developed by the partnership of bedside nurses with nurse leaders that can be used in heathcare organizations across the globe.en
dc.subjectOutcomesen
dc.subjectFatigueen
dc.subjectSelf-careen
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:38:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19en
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:38:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten
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