1. W., Gail

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I worked the night shift in the medical ICU of a large teaching hospital for years. It was standard culture that what you did on your break was your business. I always took a catnap and woke up ready and raring to go for those last few hours of the shift. If something went south on the unit, a simple shout-out from other staff had me back on hand in seconds. That happened probably less than five times over several years. It's time for nurses to stop wringing their hands with "Oh no, we could never do that! What if[horizontal ellipsis]" My patients received better care from me as a result of my 25-minute naps on the night shift.


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