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Addressing Occupational Fatigue in Nurses: Current State of Fatigue Risk Management in Hospitals, Part 1.

Steege, Linsey M; Pinekenstein, Barbara J; Rainbow, Jessica G; Arsenault Knudsen, Élise.
J Nurs Adm; 47(9): 426-433, 2017 Sep.
Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28796024

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to describe the current state of fatigue risk management systems (FRMS) to address nurse fatigue in hospitals.

BACKGROUND:

Although multiple studies have examined sources and consequences of fatigue, little is known about the current state of FRMS.

METHODS:

This study used a sequential exploratory mixed-method design including a survey of nurse leaders from across the United States.

FINDINGS:

Although healthcare organizations have implemented strategies to address fatigue, most participants' organizations did not have a formal FRMS in place. Monitoring individual nurses' levels of fatigue and using tools to predict fatigue risk were rare.

CONCLUSIONS:

Significant opportunities exist to implement formal FRMS in healthcare. Nursing leaders, in partnership with other organizational leaders, should develop a formal plan to monitor fatigue and implement multiple levels of interventions to prevent fatigue and mitigate its consequences.