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An Exploratory Study: Examining Emergency Department Design-Layout and Nursing Physical Fatigue

Abstract ABSTRACT Nursing physical fatigue is a critical issue that may lead to degradation of care delivery and ultimately result in medical errors. This issue is equally relevant due to the looming shortage of nurses, which has been linked to the physical demands and potential occupational hazards intrinsic to the profession; as well as to the graying of the nursing workforce who experiences gradual loss of strength and agility that accompanies aging as time in the career advances. In a hospital Emergency Department, the level of nursing physical fatigue can potentially reach its threshold in light of challenging workloads, scope of job assignments and demanding schedules. While in other safety-sensitive industries such as aviation and nuclear pla... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Shakman, Karen (Author) / Bender, Diane (Advisor) / Stein, Morris (Committee member) / Lamb, Gerri (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Design / Emergency Department / Fatigue / Healthcare / Layout / Nursing
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.D. Design 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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