Residency

Help residents adjust to night shifts

Residency Program Insider, August 21, 2015

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Transitioning from working during the daytime to nightshifts can be challenging for residents as they try to avoid fatigue while providing quality care. A guide released by the British Medical Journal offers the following tips to help residents working night shifts:
•    Learn how to sleep during the day. Using blackout blinds, eye masks, and earplugs is recommended.
•    Make an effort to eat before and during a night shift to sustain your energy.
•    Don’t hesitate to ask your on-call specialist or attending for help.
•    Use strategies for partnering with care teams to save time and maximize efficiency.

Source: AMA Wire



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