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Importance Of Care-Provider Fatigue In Nursing Care

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A staggering 1.3 million hospitalized patients become victims to medical error and 100,000 deaths reported are due to preventable errors each year (Scott, Rogers, Hwang & Zhang, 2006). A recent study also suggests more than one quarter of nurses made at least one error, and more than one third made at least one near error while working more than 12 hours in a shift (Scott, Rogers, Hwang & Zhang, 2006 ) . Additional compelling evidenced surfaced through research reveals decreased awareness of situation, increased suffering, and occupational injury related to working 12 plus hours a day (Nurse Fatigue White Paper, 2013). Hence, based on evidence reviewed related to healthcare provider fatigue and my personal experience in a hospital setting,
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