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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2012-01-05
  • Title
    Sentinel Event Alert Issue 48: Health care worker fatigue and patient safety
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    The Joint Commission
  • Year
    2011
  • Author
    The Joint Commission
  • Description
    "While it is acknowledged that many factors contribute to fatigue, including but not limited to insufficient staffing and excessive workloads, the purpose of this Sentinel Event Alert is to address the effects and risks of an extended work day and of cumulative days of extended work hours." (extract from abstract)
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    patient safety, quality, fatigue, working environment, PPE, USA, adverse events, americas, staffing, workload
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