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NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

Action Steps for Nurses on Shiftwork

If you are a nurse on shift work or long hours, this training has suggested several strategies to improve your quality of life.

Key Message: Decide to make sleep a priority.
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  • Improve your sleep environment to control light, sound, and temperature and to promote comfort.
  • Plan your schedule so you have adequate time for sleep and rest.
  • Make sure you are not overcommitted at home and work.
  • Nap strategically.
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