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The Potential Effects of Sleep Loss on a Nurse's Health

Eanes, Linda EdD, MSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 4 - p 34–40
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000463025.42388.10
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OVERVIEW While much has been written about the effects of extended work hours on quality of nursing care, nurse burnout, and job attrition, the potential adverse effects of acute and chronic sleep loss on the overall health and well-being of nurses has received little attention. The author describes the acute and chronic effects of sleep loss on nurses, strategies nurses can use to increase the quantity and quality of their sleep, and institutional policies that can promote adequate rest and recuperation between work shifts for nursing staff.

The author describes the acute and chronic effects of sleep loss on nurses, strategies nurses can use to increase the quality of their sleep, and institutional policies that can promote adequate rest and recuperation.

Linda Eanes is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Texas–Pan American, Edinburg, TX. Contact author: leanes@utpa.edu. The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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