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Night shifts and fatigue: coping skills for the working nurse.

Authors
Caruso-CC; Condon-ME
Source
Am J Nurs 2006 Aug; 106(8):88
NIOSHTIC No.
20030869
Abstract
A large number of studies have examined the effects of night-shift work on the health and safety of health care workers, as well as the effects of various interventions on fatigue. Researchers have found many potentially negative aspects of night-shift work, but some workers also experience benefits such as incentive pay and reduced volume of activities and personnel and choose to work these shifts. As you begin this work, be aware of potential risks so that you can take measures to prevent them or recognize them if they occur. Researchers have theorized that these risks stem from disturbances to sleep, circadian rhythms, and social life caused by having to sleep during the day. You can use suggestions from the literature to reduce these disturbances and risks. See the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Web site for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/workschedules/.
Keywords
Health-care-personnel; Health-care; Nurses; Nursing; Shift-work; Shift-workers; Fatigue
Publication Date
20060801
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0002-936X
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Organization of Work
Source Name
The American Journal of Nursing
State
OH
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