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13 tips for surviving the 12-hour shift

Kolasa, Kathryn M PhD, RD, LDN; Firnhaber, Gina Cahoon MSN, MLS, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000407679.19754.52

Do you find yourself skipping meals, avoiding exercise, and feeling fatigued when you work 12-hour shifts? These practical tips will help you survive and thrive.

Kathryn M. Kolasa is a professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine, and Gina Cahoon Firnhaber is a librarian-information specialist at the William E. Lapus Health Sciences Library, both at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships relating to this article.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.