Sentinel Event Alert 48
Health care worker fatigue and patient safety
Many studies have shown a direct correlation between adverse events and health care worker fatigue, much of which is attributed to the practice of extended work hours. Worker fatigue not only increases the risk of adverse events, but also compromises patient and personal safety.
This Sentinel Event Alert urges greater attention to preventing fatigue among health care workers and suggests specific actions for health care organizations to mitigate the risks.
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