More than 22 million Americans are shift workers and nurses account for a large portion of these. The evidence is overwhelming that nurses who work extreme shifts when they have not obtained sufficient sleep are at risk of committing errors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shiftwork fatigue poses serious health threats. Shiftwork, lost sleep and fatigue can reduce job performance, decrease patient safety. Several practices however can reduce the effects of fatigue on patient safety.
You will leave this webinar feeling confident in your ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of shiftwork fatigue in yourself and your colleagues.
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Ann E. Rogers PhD, RN, FAAN is the Edith F. Honeycutt Chair in Nursing Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Dr. Rogers is currently co-chairing the ANA Fatigue Professional Issues Panel.
Dr. Rogers has been involved in sleep research for almost 30 years. Dr. Rogers conducted the seminal study of staff nurse fatigue and patient safety and has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters describing the findings of this research.
Navigating Shiftwork: 5 Tips for Managing Fatigue provides 1.0 CNE contact hours (60 minute contact hour).
The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
ANCC Provider Number 0023.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178 for 1.2 contact hours (50 minute contact hour).
At the conclusion of this webinar learners should be able to:
Objective 1: Analyze risks associated with shiftwork.
Objective 2: Compare and contrast strategies for managing shiftwork fatigue.