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9 Ways to Prevent Fatigue-Related Errors in Healthcare
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“We understand that fatigue has been a contributing factor in many adverse events that we analyze – the Joint Commission reviews some 900 sentinel events every year; fatigue has played a role in many of these,” says Ana McKee, the commission’s executive vice president and chief medical officer who helped prepare the alert.

According to the alert, “the healthcare industry has been slow to adopt changes, particularly with regard to nursing” to prevent fatigue-related preventable healthcare-associated mishaps.