Online article: "Nursing communication and driving skills suffer after a 12-hour night shift"

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Aug 6, 2022, 2:05:42 PM8/6/22
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The following is a partial quote from a March 16, 2022 online article by Andy Hatch which appears in the "WSU Insider" entitled: "Nursing communication and driving skills suffer after a 12-hour night shift":
"By hour 10 of their second and third shifts, night-shift nurses’ predicted cognitive effectiveness had dropped to a point equivalent with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 – legally drunk. Some nurses scored even lower on predicted cognitive effectiveness, making them high risk for accident, error and injury. Day-shift nurses didn’t experience those extreme declines in predicted cognitive effectiveness.
“There’s definitely a question mark over whether nurses are safe driving home from night shifts,” James said. "
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