“The adverse effect of constantly rotating shifts is the single most important reason given for premature attrition from the field.” – ACEP Policy Statement on Emergency Physician Shift Work
In this video lecture, Peter Peloquin M.D. discusses many of the inherent problems with shift work and presents evidence-based strategies to get us through even the toughest string of nights.
- Shift work is both biologically and socially difficult
- Educate family and friends to make the most of your sleep
- Arrange shifts and sleeping habits while keeping circadian rhythms in mind
- Well-timed exercise, bright lights, and caffeine can do miracles
- Rest and be well!