• Medicine
  • Published 2014

Original Articles:Response Times and Sleepiness among Fatigued Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

@inproceedings{Yearwood2014OriginalAT,
  title={Original Articles:Response Times and Sleepiness among Fatigued Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists},
  author={April Yearwood and Brad Harrell},
  year={2014}
}
Anesthesia is a demanding, high stress profession where some Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) perform services 24-hours a day when on call without sleep. Shifts may last longer than 24 hours, depending on facility regulations. CRNA’s are vigilant with the care of their patients; however, the effects of mental and physical fatigue could potentially compromise patient care. This study sought to determine a relationship between length of time without sleep, a subjective report of… CONTINUE READING

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