Nursing News: Fatigue Causes Nursing Errors

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, April 9th, 2013

27% of healthcare professionals reported making an error at work due to fatigue, according to a survey commissioned by Kronos Inc. and conducted by HealthLeaders Media.

The “Nurse Staffing Strategy” survey gave results from a September 2012 online survey from 120 healthcare professionals, proving fatigue poses a risk for patient safety:

–  69% percent of respondents admitted fatigue had caused them concern over their ability to perform during work hours.

–  Nearly 65% reported they almost made an error at work because of fatigue.

–  96% felt tired at the start of their shift and more than 92% while driving home after.

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2 responses to “Nursing News: Fatigue Causes Nursing Errors”

  1. Moustafa says:

    Can we get the full article?

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