An athlete’s desire is to perform to the best of their ability. However, training hours a day, many days of the week,can be very exhausting. For athletes that have very busy schedules it can be much harder to train at high levels, which can affect their performance level to drop and can even cause an athlete to quit. Fatigue is a very common symptom for athletes. Fatigue is a loss of energy from the body which can cause tiredness, and even illness. It can occur from high intensity training, and can easily happen by not getting the right amount rest. One way to prevent fatigue is by adding nutritional supplements to an athlete’s diet, which can produce energy to the body to increase their performance. Everybody needs energy in order to function
Many factors influence the nurse ability to provide safe, effective, and high quality patient’s care. Among these factors, nurse fatigue. Nurse fatigue occurs generally as a result of a lack of adequate sleep, working extended shift hours, 2-3 back to back 12 hours shifts with no inadequate time to sleep. As a soon to be novice nurse, we need to be aware of the impacts that fatigue can have on the delivery of our care and most importantly the safety of the patients, coworkers and self. In fact, fatigue greatly decrease the nurse ability to provide safe care through increased likelihood of medical errors (e.g; administration of the wrong medication or dose to the wrong patient) causing harm.
“Better Nurse Staffing and Nurse Work Environments Associated with Increased Survival of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients” states that, “In 2012, registered nurses had 11,610 incidents of MSDs (musculoskeletal disorder), resulting in a median rate of eight days away from work. Among all healthcare practitioner and technical occupations, there were 65,050 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that required a median of seven days away from work.” While we are unable to attribute every workplace related injury to stress, burnout, and poor work conditions, it is easy to correlate extreme fatigue with decrease in concentration and increase in avoidable
1.0 Fatigue Hypothesis Fatigue can be defined as extremely tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. Based on my first journal by van Dieen, Luger and van der Eb (2011), the purpose of the research is to test the hypothesis that fatigue due to exercise will affect the trunk stability in elite female gymnasts. The method that they used is three trials of a balancing task while sitting on a seat fixed over a hemisphere. Before the research started, all of the gymnasts were instructed to handstand on an uneven bar to make their trunk muscle fatigue. On this study, they used force plate to trace the center of pressure (CoP).
Posture causes us to feel certain types emotional ways, lower self-esteem, and depression. How else might smartphones affect us? Well slouching can affect our memory too. In a study published in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of people with clinical depression. Participants were randomly chosen to sit in a slouched or an upright position and were given a list of positive and negative words.
Nurses fatigue is growing problem nurse face each day in the healthcare environment, and he can be caused by long hours, sleep deprivation, and possibly by accepting extra assignments can be dangerous for both nurses and patient. These inadequacies can result in major implications for the health and safety of registered nurses and can compromise patient care which can lead to fatalities. (American Nurses Association, 2014). In my experience, being fatigued from working much 12-hour shifts consecutively was very difficult as I felt extremely tired, resulting in lack of focus, missing important details during the handing over the process with impaired cognitive functioning. This I found was detrimental to the patients and myself as it impedes quality and has a deleterious effect on patient safety.
- Nurse fatigue is a clinical problem that cannot be overlooked. - Nurse fatigue impedes nursing competency and patient safety. - Long working hour highly associate with nurse fatigue - Nurse fatigue increases medical errors that threaten patients’ safety and outcome; put nurses own health in danger. - Nurse fatigue increase healthcare system cost. - ANA spotted the serious consequences of nurse fatigue and posed a position statement that required nurses and healthcare facilities to work together to reduce nurse fatigue.
Great job on your post, you made some really good points and subjections to help prevent safety issues related to nurse fatigue. In addition, Middaugh (2016), states that according to the ANA, “nurses and employers have a joint responsibility to reduce risks from nurse fatigue and help create a work-life balance”. In fact, during one of my rotation, I heard a nurse complaining of been tired after working 2 days on the row and was on her third shift back to back. She was supposed to be off that day but another nurse couldn’t be at the hospital so she was called in to replace that nurse.
The theoretical framework on fatigue is illustrated in Figure 1. It lays out two effects of fatigue, which may be the positive route or negative route, and is attributed to adaptive and maladaptive coping methods, respectively. The process starts with an assessment by the provider, who then collaborates with other health care professionals for treatment, education and health promotion. However, the individual has free will to follow health promotion or continue to live a stressful lifestyle. The individual is accountable for his or her actions and the concept of nonmaleficence is acted upon if the individual decides with the positive route of health promotion.
My Experiences While Detoxing: Day 1 I was excited when I first woke up. I had planned out my day the day before so I wasn’t that worried. One thing that was easy was the fact that I like black coffee. I also am a morning person so I decided to work out in the morning.
When these actions are not done properly, back pain can be experienced frequently by the nurses. Joey C. Bergeron et al. (2006) state that much literature indicates bad posture is the predominate cause of low back pain in otherwise healthy individuals. Proper alignment of the spine is crucial while walking, sitting, and sleeping to support ligaments, tehndon, and disks in the lumbar area. Any deviation in proper posture relating to these daily activities put the spine in a vulnerable position for
They have damage all through their back, hips, shoulders, and ligaments from standing 6-8 hours every day without rest. The constant pressure of their own body weight is angled to the same joints all day and causes many side effects. Some of those side effects are: arthritis, sciatic nerve damage, back pain, swollen feet, discomfort in ankles and feet, stress fractures, and much more. There is no law saying that employers are required to provide a place for them to sit when they are feeling fatigued. This means that employees have to stand through whatever discomfort they experience no matter how serious or traumatic.