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Monday, January 11, 2021

Working night shifts

First 10EM - By Justin Morgenstern - January 11, 2021
The Paper
Wallace PJ, Haber JJ. Top 10 evidence-based countermeasures for night shift workers. Emerg Med J. 2020 Sep;37(9):562-564. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2019-209134. PMID: 32332056
"Bottom line
Looking after ourselves on night shifts is essential. It is essential because we will be doing these shifts throughout our careers, and our personal well being needs to be a priority. It is also essential for our patients, because we cannot not provide our patients with optimal care if we are not alert on shift. This article was a great summary of the available evidence, and therefore a worthwhile read for all nightshift workers."