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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-17
  • Title
    Effects of Critical Care Nurses' Work Hours on Vigilance and Patients' Safety
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Journal of Critical Care
  • Year
    2006
  • Author
    Scott LD, Rogers AE, Hwang WT and Zhang Y
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Objectives- To describe the work patterns of critical care nurses, determine if an association exists between the occurrence of errors and the hours worked by the nurses, and explore whether these work hours have adverse effects on the nurses' vigilance. Conclusions - The findings support the Institute of Medicine recommendations to minimize the use of 12-hour shifts and to limit nurses' work hours to no more than 12 consecutive hours during a 24-hour period.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
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