Q&A: Guidance offers solutions to ‘major drivers of fatigue’ in health care workers

Experts said they developed new guidance that stakeholders can use to design a shift work duration that “effectively balances the need to meet operational demands with the need to manage fatigue-related risks.”Shift work disorder, “a type of circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by complaints of insomnia or excessive sleepiness that occurs in relation to work hours being scheduled during the usual sleep period,” affects 28% to 52% of health care workers, according to a previously published systematic review.Tailored approaches to resolving the consequences ofRead More

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