Project Management Concepts and Applications

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Project Management Concepts and Applications
PM/571
July 18, 2011

Project Management Concepts and Applications
Introduction
“Considerable research evidence has accumulated indicating that there is an increased likelihood for illness and injury among employees working in long-hour schedules and schedules involving unconventional shift work (e.g., night and evening shifts)” (Dembe, 2009, p. 197). In addition, studies show that fatigue-related errors made by employees working these kinds of demanding schedules can have serious and adverse repercussions for public safety. “Nurses are working excessive amounts of hours without adequate rest. This creates an unsafe environment for nurses and patients” (Meals & Hartz, 2009, para. 2). Situation

1) Describe the situation-Staff schedule. Due to increased patient volumes, our nurses have been working fourteen to sixteen hours per day, four days a week. I have...
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