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Shift Work in Nursing

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Nursing is a 24-hour-a-day job. People get sick at all hours of the day and night, and they always need someone there to take care of them. When doctors go home and other staff are tucked into their beds, night shift nurses are there when patient’s conditions worsen in the middle of the night.

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<p>Nursing is a 24-hour-a-day job. People get sick at all hours of the day and night, and they always need someone there to take care of them. When the doctors go home and the other staff are tucked into their beds, night shift nurses are there when the patient's condition gets worse in the middle of the night, when they have only their wits and their co-workers to count on. Nursing is not an easy job, and nursing at night or on rotating shifts makes that job even more difficult. Defining Shift Work In 2003, over one million Australian's worked a </p>

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Lynda Lampert
Lynda is a registered nurse with three years experience on a busy surgical floor in a city hospital. She graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing from Mercyhurst College Northeast in 2007 and lives in Erie, Pennsylvania in the United States. In her work, she took care of patients post operatively from open heart surgery, immediately post-operatively from gastric bypass, gastric banding surgery and post abdominal surgery. She also dealt with patient populations that experienced active chest pain, congestive heart failure, end stage renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes and a variety of other chronic, mental and surgical conditions.
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Joceline Balansag
16 Mar 2020
very helpful with good tips to overcome problems of shift work
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