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Rotating shift work, sleep, and accidents related to sleepiness in hospital nursesA hospital-based survey on shift work, sleep, and accidents was carried out among 635 Massachusetts nurses. In comparison to nurses who worked only day/evening shifts, rotators had more sleep/wake cycle disruption and nodded off more at work. Rotators had twice the odds of nodding off while driving to or from work and twice the odds of a reported accident or error related to sleepiness. Application of circadian principles to the design of hospital work schedules may result in improved health and safety for nurses and patients.
Document ID
20050000649
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gold, D. R. (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA 02115)
Rogacz, S.
Bock, N.
Tosteson, T. D.
Baum, T. M.
Speizer, F. E.
Czeisler, C. A.
Date Acquired
August 22, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: American journal of public health
Volume: 82
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0090-0036
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: 5-MOI-RR02635
CONTRACT_GRANT: 5-RO1-HD20174
CONTRACT_GRANT: 5-T32-HL07427
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Non-NASA Center
NASA Discipline Regulatory Physiology