Nursing and Health Care - Managing Fatigue


Hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes are highly dependent on fully alert staff round-the-clock. Yet, many health care workers are challenged by sleep deprivation and fatigue and are at increased risk of medication errors, needlestick injuries and adverse patient outcomes. The stress of sleep deprivation also contributes to absenteeism and employee turnover.

Growing awareness of the risks of fatigue in the nursing industry has led the Joint Commision, a health care accreditation body, to issue a directive to all healthcare organizations to undertake a fatigue risk assessment and implement a fatigue risk management plan. CIRCADIAN® can help your organization assess the risk of fatigue in your nurses and other health care providers, and provide tools, training and other solutions for both individual workers, and hospital-wide fatigue management systems.

How CIRCADIAN can help you:

  • Managing Fatigue: A Health & Safety Guide for NursesNewA 60-page easy-to-read booklet which contains vital information on how to handle common nurse fatigue problems. Perfect to hand out to new hires and a valuable resource for experienced nurses.

  • Fatigue risk assessment. A fatigue risk assessment for your hospital can provide valuable information about the true cost and consequences of fatigue in your orgaization - to nurses, doctors, and ultimately, to patients.

  • Fatigue risk management systems. Comprehensive fatigue management programs will map out the course of action to maintain high safety standards while reducing costs associated with fatigue-related errors and incidents.

  • Managing a nursing lifestyle. CIRCADIAN's online and classroom training options can assist employees with managing their personal lifestyle and health, which will help minimize costs and reduce patient errors

  • Shift schedule optimization. CIRCADIAN works with both administration and employees to identify a set of ideal schedule solutions to meet operational and family/social needs.

For more information about CIRCADIAN's Healthcare Solutions:

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