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When time isn't on your side: 12-hour shifts

Miller, Jacqueline A. BSN, RN, NE-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000395197.70014.a5

Lengthy shifts take a toll on nurses and patients alike.How can you help alleviate the dangerous effects ofextended work hours?

Jacqueline A. Miller is director of Day Surgery and PACU at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC.

How can you mitigate dangerous effects of extended work hours?

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