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If nurses work extended shifts does this compromise patient safety?

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Dr. Ira Biderman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

The human body does need rest in order to function properly, being too tired can result in mistakes.

In brief: Of course

The human body does need rest in order to function properly, being too tired can result in mistakes.
Dr. Ira Biderman
Dr. Ira Biderman
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: It may

Either physician or a nurse who work extended shifts there is always a possibility that patient care can be compromised.
Lack of sleep, strenuous work, tiredness will result in inattention, frustration - all of these culminate in poor patient care.

In brief: It may

Either physician or a nurse who work extended shifts there is always a possibility that patient care can be compromised.
Lack of sleep, strenuous work, tiredness will result in inattention, frustration - all of these culminate in poor patient care.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Potentially

Exhaustion can impair performance.

In brief: Potentially

Exhaustion can impair performance.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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