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Young Nurses' Injury Risk Increased by Overtime, Night Shifts

Monday, August 10, 2015  
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Newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) were likely to work schedules associated with significantly increased risks for occupational injuries, including overtime (61%) or night shifts (44%), according to a major new analysis of occupational injuries published online June 29 in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.  "Overtime and night shift work were significantly associated with increased injury risk in newly licensed nurses independent of other work factors and demographic characteristics,” the analysis authors write. "The findings warrant further study, given the long-term consequences of these injuries, costs associated with treatment, and loss of worker productivity."  Click here to read more.....

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