White Paper: Fatigued Nurses

cvr fatigued nurses


There is mounting evidence that fatigued nurses make more errors, have more injuries, and have higher rates of absenteeism. This problem affects not only nurse health and family life, but patient outcomes as well.

The Joint Commission (which accredits over 20,000 hospitals in the United States) urged healthcare organizations to “create and implement a comprehensive fatigue management plan.” But what is a fatigue management plan, and how do you create it?

In this white paper, fatigue experts Dr. Anneke Heitmann and Andrew Moore-Ede:

  • Explain how to conduct a Fatigue Risk Assessment to evaluate the current state of fatigue risk in your nursing staff
  • Share proven fatigue management practices now used widely across shiftwork occupations in other 24/7 industries
  • Provide insight into practical solutions to address the root causes of nurse fatigue

By Anneke Heitmann, Ph.D. and Andrew Moore-Ede

PDF 16 pp

CIRCADIAN White Paper: Fatigued Nurses