|Nursing Professional/Regulatory Recommendations|
|5.1 Professional associations, regulatory bodies and unions promote practices that result in preventing and mitigating fatigue for nurses and other health-care professionals that contribute to healthy work environments.|
|5.2 Professional associations and unions collaborate, advocate for and promote a workplace culture that recognizes the impact of fatigue on both patient safety and nurses’ overall health and well-being.|
|5.3 Nursing regulatory bodies develop standards of practice that recognize the impact of fatigue on patient safety and nurses’ overall health and well-being.|
|5.4 Professional associations, regulatory bodies and unions promote the education of nurses regarding their professional responsibility related to managing personal fatigue and mitigating the impact of fatigue on safe, quality patient care.|
|5.5 Professional associations, regulatory bodies and unions advocate for safe work environments with appropriate staffing models that include adequate registered nursing staffing to address workload, overtime issues and scheduling practices that minimize fatigue.|
|5.6 Professional associations, regulatory bodies and unions support and encourage a healthy work environment for all health-care professionals.|
5.7 Regulatory bodies set practice standards and guidelines applicable to nurses and employers to ensure quality practice environments.
5.8 Unions, professional associations and nursing regulatory bodies encourage nurses and organizations to identify, document and collaboratively address unsafe staffing conditions.