Caregiver fatigue: implications for patient and staff safety—part 1 and part 2.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Nurse workload can contribute to burnout and diminish patient safety. This study found that rotating schedules were associated with higher reported fatigue among nurses. Introducing more breaks during shifts, limiting shift duration, and mandating 48-hour breaks between night-to-day rotations led to decreased nurse fatigue.