The Importance Of Nurse Fatigue

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- 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. - Joint Commission recommended nine evidence-based actions to monitor nurse fatigue. - Nurses are safeguards to patient. Providing safe, competent, quality and ethical care to patient is very important.

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