ANA Position Statement Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health: Joint Responsibilities of Registered Nurses and Employers to Reduce Risks

Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health:
Joint Responsibilities of Registered Nurses and Employers to Reduce Risks

This statement articulates the American Nurses Association’s (ANA)
position with regard to the joint responsibilities of registered nurses and employers toreduce risks from nurse fatigue and to create and sustain a culture of safety, a
healthy work environment, and a work-life balance. Both registered nurses and
employers have an ethical responsibility to carefully consider the need for adequate
rest and sleep when deciding whether to offer or accept work assignments, including on-call, voluntary, or mandatory overtime.

You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBSc80puIMU&feature=share

Link to Official Position Statement: 

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/WorkplaceSafety/Healthy-Work-Environment/Work-Environment/NurseFatigue/Addressing-Nurse-Fatigue-ANA-Position-Statement.pdf

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