Aug 26, 2008

Another study supports napping on the job (for night nurses)

A study entitled "Napping During Night Shift: Practices, Preferences, and Perceptions of Critical Care Nurses" once again confirmed the benefits of napping for maintaining alertness and performance in overnight shifts.  The study, conducted at Victoria General Hospital (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), should serve as a reminder to managers in all 24/7 industries to remain open-minded about the thought of employees "sleeping on the job."  The National Shiftwork Information Center encourages shiftwork management practices based on the best available scientific evidence, and this study provides one more example.

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