Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

The Effects of Longer Work Hours (Fatigue) on Emergency Room Nurses' Clinical Safety and Incidence of Medication Errors

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 4:00 PM

Department

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Luanne Linnard-Palmer, Ed.D., RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Emergency department nurses who work a non-traditional of above 40 hours or more are proven to be susceptible to medication errors and are more prone to fatigue which can compromise patients safety and their own. The longer these nurses spends time in the hospital, the less time they have for self-care and that's includes the development of sleep deprivation. Research have shown that insufficient sleep and fatigue due to extended work hours by nurses affects their cognition, job performance, motivation and has a long term effect in developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The healthcare industry and the American Nurses Association need to come up with a solution or a program that can educate nurses about the consequences of burnout and patients safety. These programs can include subjects such as the positive effect of having a good amount of sleep, good nutrition and how to avoid clinical errors. The further research will present during conference.

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The Effects of Longer Work Hours (Fatigue) on Emergency Room Nurses' Clinical Safety and Incidence of Medication Errors

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Emergency department nurses who work a non-traditional of above 40 hours or more are proven to be susceptible to medication errors and are more prone to fatigue which can compromise patients safety and their own. The longer these nurses spends time in the hospital, the less time they have for self-care and that's includes the development of sleep deprivation. Research have shown that insufficient sleep and fatigue due to extended work hours by nurses affects their cognition, job performance, motivation and has a long term effect in developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The healthcare industry and the American Nurses Association need to come up with a solution or a program that can educate nurses about the consequences of burnout and patients safety. These programs can include subjects such as the positive effect of having a good amount of sleep, good nutrition and how to avoid clinical errors. The further research will present during conference.