Rotating Shifts

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

You Can Thrive On The Night Shift

How to sleep, stay connected with your social circle, relieve stress, avoid the “hangover feeling,” and enjoy the perks of working when everyone else is slumbering.

How do I deal with rotating shifts?

How do I deal with rotating shifts?

Nothing is harder than flip-flopping from days to nights. It messes up your circadian rhythm—and your life.

What to eat checklist: Evening shift ideas

What to eat checklist: Evening shift ideas

Here’s your list of items to choose and how to pack your meals when working rotating shifts.

May I have your attention, please? The hospital will be closing shortly.

May I have your attention, please? The hospital will be closing shortly.

The hospital never closes. It operates in some capacity 365 days a year, 24 hours a day (and yes 366 days a year on leap year).

19 ideas for shift nurses to get more sleep

19 ideas for shift nurses to get more sleep

Your body knows what it likes. It likes to sleep when it’s dark. And quiet. At night. Unfortunately, you may not have that luxury. Fortunately, your body can be tricked. And here are the ways to do it so you can get the rest you need.

Quiz: Do you have shift work disorder?

Quiz: Do you have shift work disorder?

Shift Work Disorder can affect your own health and also your ability to take care of your patients. Take our quiz to see if you have the symptoms.

Do you know the signs of shift work disorder?

Do you know the signs of shift work disorder?

This sleep disorder can adversely impact not only your job performance, but also the quality and even duration of your life. Here’s an easy guide to the symptoms.

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NOC wear and tear

A coworker told me recently, “So what if NOC takes seven years off my life–working with the day crew would probably take off ten!”

How to cope when you’re off duty at odd hours

How to cope when you’re off duty at odd hours

Midweek weekends? Dinner at 8 a.m.? If you’re more likely to see the sun rise than set, here’s how to make the most of your free time—whenever it may be.

8 ways to stay alert during a long shift

8 ways to stay alert during a long shift

The advantages and disadvantages of the tricks nurses use to stay sharp (plus style points for each suggestion!)…

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The dark side of the shift

Nurses: You can jumpstart your circadian rhythm to allow for easier transitions from the normalcy of day shift to the non-so-routine night shift.

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The one thing that has helped me survive NOC

I have a trick for making myself stay awake, avoid snacking, and feel better throughout my whole shift.

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NOC – The adjustment period

My body and mind are dealing with the fact that I’m now an independent nurse – who stays up all night!

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7 tips for dealing with doctors…at night!

I think #7 may be the most important: Develop a thick skin. But the rest of these ideas will serve you well when handling MDs during the evening shift.

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Getting ready for NOC

I’m getting ready to switch to the NOC shift, and am pretty anxious about what to expect and how to prepare myself for a new kind of all-nighter.