Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

January/February 2013

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Cover Story: 
Manage Fatigue, Minimize Risk

Ashley Husk was scheduled to work two 12-hour day shifts over the Canada Day long weekend at a rural Ontario hospital. She was approaching the end of her Saturday shift
when she realized only one nurse would remain on duty overnight.

Online RNJ Content: Facts about fatigue - This value-added feature gives readers of the magazine a little something extra online that they won't find in the print version of the magazine. Enjoy.

RNAO’s best practice guideline on fatigue states that contributing risk factors for fatigue include: on-call hours, mandatory over-time, working while sick, inadequate rest between shifts and rotating shifts within the work week.Read more...