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From the text (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015, p. 445), read the following scenario:
Despite the fact that 12-hour shifts are dangerous for both patients and nurses, hospitals continue to use them. The Institute of Medicine produced a paper in 2004 (Board on Health Care Services & Institute of Medicine, 2004) that cited studies dating back to 1988 that examined the harmful impact of rotating shifts on intervention accuracy. Workers who worked 12-hour hours were more tired than those who worked 8-hour shifts. Age of 24 or less, less than 4 years of nursing experience, working in surgical critical care units, and working for more than 8 hours were all characteristics linked to an increased risk of injury in another study conducted in Turkey by Ilhan, Durukan, Aras, Turkcuoglu, and Aygun (2006).

Consider how the resources mentioned in the scenario above would affect a company’s operations.
Choose a problem in your practice that you’re concerned about. Locate at least three evidence-based practice resources that address your concern and could potentially inform additional action using health information technology.


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