U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care
Sign up for a Free Account
National Patient Safety Foundation. February 27, 2017; 1:00–2:00 PM (Eastern).
Lack of sleep and long work hours hinder safety and can contribute to medical error. This webinar will review the evidence examining fatigue as a patient safety hazard. Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan will be the featured speaker.
Medical residents angered at extended work hours.
Hurt J. Med Econ. April 26, 2017.
A work systems analysis approach to understanding fatigue in hospital nurses.
Steege LM, Pasupathy KS, Drake DA. Ergonomics. 2017 Jan 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Fatigue in hospital nurses—'Supernurse' culture is a barrier to addressing problems: a qualitative interview study.
Steege LM, Rainbow JG. Int J Nurs Stud. 2017;67:20-28.
Evidence-based guidelines for fatigue risk management in EMS: formulating research questions and selecting outcomes.
Patterson PD, Higgins JS, Lang ES, et al. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Nov 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Executive leadership and physician well-being: nine organizational strategies to promote engagement and reduce burnout.
Shanafelt TD, Noseworthy JH. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017;92:129-146.
Summary of Proposed Changes to ACGME Common Program Requirements Section VI.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Ethical considerations in the development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees trial.
Minami CA, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. JAMA Surg. 2017;152:7-8.
Health care worker fatigue.
Gardner LA, Dubeck D. Am J Nurs. 2016;116:58-62.
The effect of staff nurses' shift length and fatigue on patient safety and nurses' health: from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
Samra HA, Smith BA. Adv Neonatal Care. 2015;15:311.
Sleep deprivation and starvation in hospitalised patients: how medical care can harm patients.
Xu T, Wick EC, Makary MA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:311-314.
Call-shift fatigue and use of countermeasures and avoidance strategies by certified registered nurse anesthetists: a national survey.
Domen R, Connelly CD, Spence D. AANA J. 2015;83:123-131.
Patient safety, resident well-being and continuity of care with different resident duty schedules in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial.
Parshuram CS, Amaral ACKB, Ferguson ND, et al; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. CMAJ. 2015;187:321-329.
Nurses seek to reduce long hours and fatigue.
Ungar L. USA Today. February 1, 2015.
Addressing nurse fatigue to promote safety and health: joint responsibilities of registered nurses and employers to reduce risks.
Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association; September 2014.
Understanding the effect of resident duty hour reform: a qualitative study.
Wu PE, Stroud L, McDonald-Blumer H, Wong BM. CMAJ Open. 2014;2:E115-E120.
A systematic review of the effects of resident duty hour restrictions in surgery: impact on resident wellness, training, and patient outcomes.
Ahmed N, Devitt KS, Keshet I, et al. Ann Surg. 2014;259:1041-1053.
Association of sleep and fatigue with decision regret among critical care nurses.
Scott LD, Arslanian-Engoren C, Engoren MC. Am J Crit Care. 2014;23:13-23.
Sleep deprivation: a call for institutional rules.
McKenna L, Kodner IJ, Healy GB, Keune JD. Surgery. 2013;154:118-122.
Hospital staff nurses' shift length associated with safety and quality of care.
Stimpfel AW, Aiken LH. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28:122-129.
Sleep science, schedules, and safety in hospitals: challenges and solutions for pediatric providers.
Rosenbluth G, Landrigan CP. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012;59:1317-1328.
Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance among US physicians relative to the general US population.
Shanafelt TD, Boone S, Tan L, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1377-1385.
Do micropauses prevent surgeon's fatigue and loss of accuracy associated with prolonged surgery? An experimental prospective study.
Dorion D, Darveau S. Ann Surg. 2013;257:256-259.
Surgeon fatigue: a prospective analysis of the incidence, risk, and intervals of predicted fatigue-related impairment in residents.
McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Landrigan CP, Evans B, Herndon JH, Rubash HE. Arch Surg. 2012;147:430-435.
Sleep, sleepiness, fatigue, and performance of 12-hour–shift nurses.
Geiger-Brown J, Rogers VE, Trinkoff AM, Kane RL, Bausell RB, Scharf SM. Chronobiol Int. 2012;29:211-219.
Managing health care worker fatigue: maximizing alertness to keep patients safe.
Joint Commission: The Source. February 2012;10:1-5.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
PSNet is produced for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco with guidance from a prominent Technical Expert/Advisory Panel. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 427-1364