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Johnson J. AORN J. 2008;88:79-87.
This article describes how fatigue in anesthesia providers may affect safety and offers scheduling, educational, and clinical practice recommendations to address the problem.
Journal Article > Study
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.
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) do not have formal restrictions on their work hours. This survey found that more than half of CRNAs worked extended duration (greater than 16 hour) shifts, and nearly one-third reported committing a medical error due to fatigue.