Ask ECRI: Fatigue among Nurses

November 7, 2022 | Health System Risk Management


A member recently asked for tools that registered nurses can use when they feel too fatigued to work or drive home safely after long shifts. In our response we discuss the importance of implementing fatigue management strategies to mitigate fatigue-related safety risks and provide related resources.

In the modern healthcare environment, healthcare workers often experience job-related fatigue, which can have a negative effect on patient and staff safety and well-being. In addition, worker fatigue is associated with lost workdays, an...

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