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Our Readers Respond to “Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue”

I wish to provide a different perspective on the article entitled “Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue” written by Peggy A....

Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue

As you enter your unit to begin your shift, a cacophony of alarms from multiple devices greets you. The cacophony continues throughout your entire...

Study: Fatigue common in CHD

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than 3 days a week...

Tired of caring? You may have compassion fatigue

Do you have trouble remembering what drew you to nursing? Do you take alternative paths through the unit to avoid running into a patient’s...

Better sleep: Antidote to on-the-job fatigue

Everyone benefits when healthcare workers get adequate sleep.

Joint Commission releases Sentinel Event Alert on healthcare work fatigue and patient safety

On Dec. 14, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on healthcare worker fatigue and patient safety. Read the report, which includes recommendations...

Preventing physician fatigue

Learn about new recommendations for reducing physician fatigue

Persistent fatigue after breast cancer may speed aging

Researchers have found that persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors may be caused by disruption in the autonomic system, and could make some patients...

How to fight fatigue in patients with cancer

“Cancer’s paint box includes many shades of fatigue.” —Dana Jennings, a patient with prostate cancer who blogs for The New York Times The shock of a...

Too tired to be safe? ANA position statements call for RNs and employers to...

Two recent ANA position statements discuss the dangers of worker fatigue and recommend solutions.

Ed Guide Test

Synopsis: Some of the biggest challenges we face as nurses today include: Rapidly expanding knowledge and changing practices Growing deficits in nursing staff and...

Three of the biggest challenges nurses face today and one critical solution

Synopsis: Some of the biggest challenges we face as nurses today include: Rapidly expanding knowledge and changing practices Growing deficits in nursing staff and...

Nurses and Emotional Teflon

Nurses work hard, and the nature of their labor exposes them to many emotionally-charged situations, strong feelings, moral and ethical dilemmas, and the slings...