What is fatigue?
Fatigue is a state of physical and/or mental exhaustion. It can reduce a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. Fatigue reduces alertness. This may lead to errors, and an increase in workplace incidents and injuries.
DHBs, unions and the Ministry of Health recognise it as one of the biggest challenges to the wellbeing of our people. We have joined with the Massey University Sleep Wake Centre to establish a Fatigue Minimisation and Management initiative. Together we aim to minimise and manage the risk of fatigue in the workplace, guided by existing evidence and through a number of approaches to improve systems.
National Code of Practice - For Managing Nurses' Fatigue and Shift Work in District Health Board Hospitals
Managing Risks of Fatigue
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