Category Archives for "nurses"

May 11

Nurses in trouble – who cares?

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

As we near the end of Nurses Week 2017 in Canada we discover that working conditions are far from ideal within the profession. Widespread fatigue, poor health and fear of making mistakes prompt the question: who is taking care of the caregivers? Nurse fatigue: who is taking care of the caregivers? Click to Tweet The […]

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Mar 22

How to cope with rotating shift work

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Working night shifts comes with challenges, including the high risk of shift work sleep disorder. Millions of workers work a rotating shift—changing from day to night or evening to morning regularly. This eliminates any chance of the body adapting to a specific schedule (which generally takes about seven days), and contributes further to disturbed or […]

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Mar 22

How to work the third shift and stay healthy

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Millions of Americans work the graveyard shift. Although few people prefer to work overnight, the work that’s being done is often the most essential. Doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters are just some of the people whose services are needed overnight, as well as the people who have to support them. However, it’s also true […]

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Mar 16

How to manage third shift and a family

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

While working third shift may offers nurses and other health care professionals better pay, working nights comes with many drawbacks as well. Many nurses that work midnights have a tough time keeping a social life, exercises, sleeping, and managing their family obligations. Working this shift also comes with some serious health risks. For example, interrupting […]

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