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Is it time to pull the plug on 12-hour shifts? Part 3. harm reduction strategies if keeping 12-hour shifts.

Jeanne Geiger-Brown; Alison M Trinkoff (Profiled Author: Jeanne Geiger-Brown)

Work and Health Research Center, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA. jgeiger@son.umaryland.edu
The Journal of nursing administration 2010;40(9):357-9.

Abstract

This article is part 3 of the series "Pulling the Plug on 12-Hour Shifts." In part 1 (March 2010), the authors provided an update on recent evidence that challenges the current scheduling paradigm and supports the lack of safety of long work hours. Part 2 (April 2010) described the barriers to change and challenges for the nurse executive in moving away from the practice of 12-hour shifts. This article presents strategies for mitigating the effects of 12-hour shifts for nurses who continue to work 12-hour shifts despite the potential risks to their health and to patient safety.

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