Patient Safety

Patient Safety Implications of the 12-Hour Nursing Shift

by Bradley T. Truax, MD

Not only is there limited data on the impact of 12-hour shifts on patient outcomes, there is also limited data on their association with nurses’ physical and mental well-being.

Now a new study, using data from 12 European countries from the large RN4CAST study, provides insight into the impact of 12-hour shifts on nurse well-being (Dall’Ora 2015). Read More