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Journal Article

An integrative review: fatigue among nurses in acute care settings.

Smith-Miller CA, Shaw-Kokot J, Curro B, et al. The Journal of nursing administration. 2014;44:487-94.

Clinician fatigue can contribute to poor decision-making and clinical performance. This review explores the prevalence of nurse fatigue and describes work-related factors that influence fatigue among nurses. The authors suggest implementing institution-wide policies and educating nurses and administrators about risks related to fatigue to address the problem.