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- by marycarney May 19, '12Do any of your institutions factor in fatigue as a contributor to errors? If so, can you share what documentation might look like, and HOW they account for this? Thanks!
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- May 20, '12 by Esme12We have placed it apart of the incident report if they felt fatigue was a factor.
- May 20, '12 by Ashley, PICU RNOur incident report forms (and our forms for unplanned extubation) have a section where the nurse can write in "contributing factors" to the incident. If the nurse felt that fatigue was a contributing factor, then that is where he or she would include that information.Last edit by Ashley, PICU RN on May 20, '12 : Reason: spelling
- May 21, '12 by MunoRNFor errors, near misses, and injuries we track; length of shift, at what hour in the shift it occurred, number of consecutive days worked prior, amount of time off prior to the workweek in question, and overtime and/or extra shifts worked (either if that shift was extra or if they had worked extra shifts prior to that).
- May 21, '12 by classicdamewe tracked OT hours with staff and agency and tried to find a correlation with med errors and incident reports in general. Result: More errors occured with our own staff on OT. Lesson learned.