Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Tired Nurses Could Make More Mistakes

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 by | Posted In: Medical Malpractice

In early January, the American Academy of Nursing released a position statement recommending that nurses get high-quality sleep as a preventative measure for medical errors.

Risk of error are 15% higher for those nurses who work evening shifts and 28% higher for those who work night shifts.

Patients could be endangered by tired nurses, but nurses face long-term health risks, too. One study found that 11% of night-shift workers who worked rotating night shifts for more than six years had a shortened lifespan. Those who worked those shifts for more years than that had a 19%-23% risk of cardiovascular disease.

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