Bikram Kafle, Suraj Tiwari, Arpana Pokhrel, Rajesh Shrestha, Yashoda Bagale, Nabin Pahari
INTRODUCTION: Health personnel work under highly stressful conditions with long work hours, frequent night work, and shift duties resulting in sleep problems. Sleep problems lead to a decline in performance, cognition, memory, decision-making, medical errors and mental disorders. The study aimed to find out the prevalence of poor quality of sleep among healthcare workers in a tertiary care centre. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted among healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, paramedics) of a tertiary care centre after obtaining ethical approval from the Institutional Review Committee...
February 24, 2024: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
P Daniel Patterson, Tiffany S Okerman, David G L Roach, Matthew D Weaver, Charity G Patterson, Sarah E Martin, Nicholas Okwiya, Lily Nong, Chinemeh Eyiba, Jordan R Huff, Anna Ruzicka, Julia Ruggieri, Quentin McIlvaine, Leonard S Weiss
OBJECTIVE: Blunting of the sleep-related dip in blood pressure (BP) has been linked to numerous cardiovascular outcomes including myocardial infarction. Blunting of BP dipping occurs during night shift work and previous research suggest that a 60-min or longer on-shift nap is needed to restore normal/healthy BP dipping. We sought to determine the effect of different durations of napping on BP during and following simulated night shifts. We hypothesized that the greatest benefit in terms of restoration of normal BP dipping during night shift work would be observed during a longer duration nap versus a shorter nap opportunity...
July 17, 2023: Prehospital Emergency Care
Catherine M Otto
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February 14, 2023: Heart
Amanda Eng, Hayley J Denison, Marine Corbin, Lucy Barnes, Andrea 't Mannetje, Dave McLean, Rod Jackson, Ian Laird, Jeroen Douwes
OBJECTIVE: Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is a leading cause of death in Western countries. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between occupational exposure to loud noise, long working hours, shift work, and sedentary work and IHD. METHODS: This data linkage study included all New Zealanders employed and aged 20-64 years at the time of the 2013 census, followed up for incident IHD between 2013 and 2018 based on hospitalisation, prescription and death records...
August 25, 2022: Heart
Ningjian Wang, Ying Sun, Haojie Zhang, Bin Wang, Chi Chen, Yuying Wang, Jie Chen, Xiao Tan, Jihui Zhang, Fangzhen Xia, Lu Qi, Yingli Lu
AIMS: The aim of this study was to test whether current and past night shift work was associated with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) and whether this association was modified by genetic vulnerability. Its associations with coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and heart failure (HF) were measured as a secondary aim. METHODS AND RESULTS: This cohort study included 283 657 participants in paid employment or self-employed without AF and 276 009 participants free of CHD, stroke, and HF at baseline in the UK Biobank...
October 21, 2021: European Heart Journal
Jeffrey A Kline, Kimberly VanRyzin, Jacob C Davis, Jonathan A Parra, Maxwell L Todd, Liza L Shaw, Benjamin R Haggard, Michelle A Fisher, Katherine L Pettit, Alan M Beck
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive stress during shift work contributes to burnout in emergency department (ED) workers. We hypothesize that if physicians and nurses interact with a therapy dog for 5 minutes while on ED shift, both their perceived and their manifested stress levels will decrease. METHODS: In this single-center, prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial (NCT03628820), we tested the effectiveness of therapy dogs versus coloring a mandala and versus no intervention (control) on provider stress...
April 2020: Academic Emergency Medicine
Brian Ferguson, Hugh Shoff, Jacob Shreffler, Jennifer McGowan, Martin Huecker
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that emergency physicians have an increased risk of shift work sleep disorder, potentially compromising their health, wellness, and effectiveness as a physician. OBJECTIVES: This study explores the effect of shift work on sleep in emergency doctors. The hypothesis of the evaluation is that daytime sleep onset would lead to the poorest sleep, implying poor recovery after a night shift. METHODS: Sleep patterns were examined in emergency physicians in an academic emergency department...
August 2019: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sarah Edgerley, Conor McKaigney, Devon Boyne, Darrell Ginsberg, J Damon Dagnone, Andrew K Hall
AIM: Emergency medicine (EM) trainees often work nightshifts. We sought to measure how this circadian disruption affects EM resident performance during simulated resuscitations. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study enrolled EM residents at a single Canadian academic centre over a six-year period. Residents completed twice-annual simulation-based resuscitation-focused objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) with assessment in four domains (primary assessment, diagnostic actions, therapeutic actions and communication), and a global assessment score (GAS)...
June 2018: Resuscitation
Tajek B Hassan
Sustainable and satisfying working practices in emergency medicine are vital to produce career longevity and prevent premature 'burnout'. A range of strategies is required to ensure success for the individual and the system in which he/she works.
November 2014: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Annie Vallières, Aïda Azaiez, Vincent Moreau, Mélanie LeBlanc, Charles M Morin
BACKGROUND: Shift work disorder involves insomnia and/or excessive sleepiness associated with the work schedule. The present study examined the impact of insomnia on the perceived physical and psychological health of adults working on night and rotating shift schedules compared to day workers. METHODS: A total of 418 adults (51% women, mean age 41.4 years), including 51 night workers, 158 rotating shift workers, and 209 day workers were selected from an epidemiological study...
December 2014: Sleep Medicine
Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Kerryann B Broderick, Catherine A Marco
BACKGROUND: Night shift work is an integral component of the practice of emergency medicine (EM). Previous studies have demonstrated the challenges of night shift work to health and well being among health care providers. OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to describe the self-reported experience of emergency physicians regarding night shift work with respect to quality of life and career satisfaction. METHODS: The 2008 American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP) was administered by mail to 1003 ABEM diplomates...
September 2014: Journal of Emergency Medicine
A Pietroiusti, A Neri, G Somma, L Coppeta, I Iavicoli, A Bergamaschi, A Magrini
OBJECTIVE: Night-shift work is associated with ischaemic cardiovascular disorders. It is not currently known whether it may be causally linked to metabolic syndrome (MS), a risk condition for ischaemic cardiovascular disorders. The syndrome presents with visceral obesity associated with mild alterations in glucidic and lipidic homeostasis, and in blood pressure. The aim of this study was to assess whether a causal relationship exists between night-shift work and the development of MS...
January 2010: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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