Launched in Wellington last month, the project brings together nursing and scientific expertise from NZNO and Massey University's sleep/wake research centre
and its school of nursing.
Led by researchers from Massey University's Sleep/Wake Research Centre and School of Nursing, and NZNO, the project aims to implement a science-based approach to fatigue risk management.
According to Sleep/Wake Research Centre research officer Karyn O'Keeffe, workplace fatigue is performance impairment, which could lead to errors due to sleep loss, extended wakefulness, and trying to work in the wrong part of the circadian body clock cycle.
Karyn O'Keeffe, PhD, is a research officer at Massey University's Sleep/Wake Research Centre
Walker will be working on the project with lead researcher, Philippa Gander, founder of Massey's Sleep/Wake Research Centre
and world expert in shift work.
STAFF AT Massey University's Sleep/Wake Research Centre
(Moe Tika--Moe Pai) will not give up their bid for funding to develop a risk assessment score for nurses working shifts and suffering fatigue.
Guest speakers include president of the Council of Trade Unions Helen Kelly, who will discuss workplace health and safety challenges; director of Massey University's Sleep/Wake Research Centre
Philippa Gander, who will speak about shift work and fatigue; and University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, who will look at global perspectives on health and reflect on health reforms and current policy direction.
Research fellow Karyn O'Keeffe, from Massey University's sleep/wake research centre
, discussed managing shift work and fatigue.
The Sleep/Wake Research centre
at Massey University has begun a study aimed at improving the sleep of people with dementia and their caregivers.
NZNO wanted her to wait until the results of a major Massey University Sleep/Wake Research Centre
study into the impact of shift length and various shift patterns on nurse fatigue, a timeframe of 12-18 months.
The Sleep/Wake Research Centre
at Massey University, Wellington, is embarking on a new research project investigating fatigue in nurses.
Members of both the JAC and the Safe Staffing Healthy Workplace Governance Committee enjoyed a superb presentation fast month from a researcher from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre
at Massey University, Wellington, Sarah Jay, The impact of shift work: understanding sleep, circadian rhythms and what happens as we get older.