As the only medical specialists who routinely provide continuous 24-hour daily coverage, emergency physicians are all too familiar with the demands of shift work.
Although shift work has a pervasive effect on the practice of emergency medicine and is regarded as a major stressor, it has received little attention per se in our literature and in our residency training programs.
We review the principles of circadian rhythms and their effects on sleep and alertness, and recommend ways by which emergency physicians can better shedule themselves to mitigate the negative consequences of working shifts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travail posté, Urgence, Rythme biologique, Condition travail, Service hospitalier, Homme, Rythme circadien, Sommeil, Vigilance, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shift work, Emergency, Biological rhythm, Working condition, Hospital ward, Human, Circadian rhythm, Sleep, Vigilance, Health staff, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0075052
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.