Pictured: Melanie Watson RN
This tip comes from Melanie Watson RN in New York.
As a night shift worker for the past 12 years, proper nutrition is essential to maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. Eat and drink properly so that you do not start your night shift hungry and dehydrated. Ideally you should try to maintain a similar eating pattern to one you would follow if you were working during the day. For more nutrition tips visit http://www.mypyramidgov.
1. Nicholas Harrocks MS and Roy Pounder MD. Working the night shift: preparation, survival, and recovery.
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The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Thursday, April 20, 2006