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The first time: surviving the night shift


I thought I was hallucinating: if possible, try to get in a few 10-20 minute naps throughout the night. Short periods of rest will help keep your energy high, but be sure not to sleep too long or you’ll risk making yourself groggy. Seriously? Naps throughout the night? Quite apart from this advice being ludicrous (you will end up spending a jolly day at an NMC tribunal, oh yes, and possibly fired for gross misconduct) the article fails to recognize the likelihood of not having a break at all. Yes, we all know we are supposed to have a break and yes, one can do whatever one wants on that break (theoretically) but to advise nurses to take frequent naps throughout the night is tantamount to telling them to sleep on duty. Could the writer be more irresponsible?

Posted date

6 June, 2017

Posted time

11:31 pm