“Decision Regret” Higher in Tired Nurses

Analysis of data from a careful survey of critical care nurses found those who are fatigued, lose sleep, and have difficulty recovering between shifts are more likely to report "decision regret" (lack of confidence in decisions made) compared to rested nurses. This was highest among those who work 12 hour shifts. Inadequate sleep increases the risk…

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Longer Nursing Shifts Equals More Burnout

When nurses work longer hours in hospitals, they experience more burnout, less patient satisfaction, and more safety issues. Using data from 22,275 nurses working for 577 hospitals in four states, researchers found that nurses were more likely to leave their jobs than those working shorter shifts. These findings conflict with the prevailing view that nurses…

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