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University of Maryland assistant dean joins ANA advisory committee

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore announced Jeanne Geiger-Brown, RN, PhD, FAAN, associate professor and assistant dean of research, has been selected for the American Nurses Association’s Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel Advisory Committee.

The advisory committee will counsel the ANA on how to address nurse fatigue to improve health and safety.

“I am delighted to assist the ANA in considering the ongoing problem of nurse fatigue and its effect on accidents, injuries and errors,” Geiger-Brown said in a news release. “I expect that this panel will help the ANA update their previous position statements on fatigue. I will contribute my own scientific findings to advise the ANA on nurses’ sleep, sleepiness and fatigue, as well as interventions that can be used to mitigate fatigue in the workplace.”

Geiger-Brown is a nurse scientist whose research focuses on the intersection of occupational epidemiology, cognitive science and sleep medicine. Her studies include work schedules and sleep deficiency, screening for sleep disorders in the workplace and occupational interventions to reduce fatigue and improve sleep.

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