NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

PART 1 WB4217 and PART 2 WB4218

Program Description

Part 1. The Risks and Why These Occur

Part 1 is designed to increase knowledge about the risks linked to working shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and promote understanding about why these risks occur. This knowledge provides background information for Part 2 of the training program.

Part 2. Strategies to Reduce Risks

Part 2 is designed to increase knowledge and promote better personal behaviors and workplace systems to reduce the risks linked to shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues.

Content for this training program is derived from scientific literature on shift work, long work hours, sleep, and circadian rhythms.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the training program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain why shift work and long work hours can lead to health and safety risks.
  2. Identify a broad range of health and safety risks that are linked to shift work and long work hours.
  3. Identify individual factors that can lead to differences in a nurse’s ability to adjust to shift work and long work hours.
  4. Identify workplace strategies managers can implement to reduce risks from shift work and long work hours.
  5. Identify strategies nurses can implement in their personal lives to reduce risks from shift work and long work hours.

Faculty Credentials

Claire C. Caruso, PhD, RN, FAAN, Research Health Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, George Washington University School of Nursing

Masaya Takahashi, PhD, Director, Research Center for Overwork-Related Disorders, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan

Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, University of Maryland

Akinori Nakata, PhD, Professor, and Chair, Graduate School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan

Consultants

Roger R. Rosa, PhD, Senior Scientist, Office of the Director, NIOSH

Anneke Heitmann, PhD, Director, Awake Institute LLC

Nancy Hughes, MS, RN, (Former) Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, American Nurses Association

Jaime Murphy Dawson, MPH, (Former) Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, American Nurses Association

Roberta Capewell, PhD, RN, CRNP, (Former) Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, American Nurses Association

Paula Grubb, PhD, Research Psychologist, NIOSH

Pilot Study Collaborator

Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, University of Maryland

Subject Matter Expert Reviewers

Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Neuroscientist, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University

David A. Lombardi, PhD, (Former) Co-Director, Occupational Injury Prevention Training Program, Harvard School of Public Health; (Former) Principal Research Scientist, Center for Injury Epidemiology, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA

Sara E. Luckhaupt, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, NIOSH

Timothy H. Monk, PhD, DSc, (Former) Professor of Psychiatry, Director Human Chronobiology Research Program, University of Pittsburgh

Roger R. Rosa, PhD, Senior Scientist, Office of the Director, NIOSH

Bryan Vila, PhD, (Former) Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Simulated Hazardous Operational Tasks Lab, Sleep & Performance Research Center, Washington State University Spokane

Acknowledgments

Web Development: Dwight M. Werren, NIOSH

Editor: Seleen S. Collins, NIOSH

Art Work: Gino Fazio, NIOSH

Graphic Design: Brenda J. Jones, NIOSH; Vanessa Williams, NIOSH

Video Production and Authors: Charles W. Urban, NIOSH; Brenda J. Jones, NIOSH; Claire C. Caruso, PhD, RN, FAAN, NIOSH; Edward (Ted) M. Hitchcock, PhD, NIOSH

Video Technical Assistance: Stephen R. Leonard, NIOSH contractor; Thomas E. Ziegler, NIOSH

Video segment from 00:33 to 00:40 by Getty Images

Sources of title page photos: top row photos and lower left photo by ©Thinkstock; middle row photos and lower right photo by NIOSH

 

ORIGINATION DATE:   October 15, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE:   October 15, 2021

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/work-hour-training-for-nurses

Hardware/Software: Computer hardware (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile devices); internet connection. To run this course, your web browser must support and enable JavaScript.

Materials: None

Target Audience: Registered Nurses, administrators, safety professionals

Prerequisites: None

Format: Enduring material

Contact Information: nioshsleep@cdc.gov

Accreditation Statements

WB4217 NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours, Part 1

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU’s for this program.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2 CPH recertification credits for this program.

WB4218 NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours, Part 2

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.7 contact hours

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU’s for this program.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Disclosure

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB4217 NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours Part 1 and WB4218 NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours Part 2, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before October 15, 2021.

Fees

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