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## Are 10-hour shifts bad?

On a 10-hour shift, the tenth hour is the worst hour. But on 10-hour shifts the eighth and ninth hours are not any riskier than the second through the seventh. And they are better than the first hour of the shift which is almost always the second worst hour in terms of accident risk and decreased productivity.

## What happens when a nurse works a 12 hour shift?

Nurses notoriously run non-stop throughout their shift, skipping breaks (including bathroom breaks!) or working on their break. The inability to stop and take a rest for long periods of time, combined with a job that requires lots of time on the feet, can lead to physical and mental burnout as well as injuries.

## What’s the average work week for a 12 hour shift?

Average Hours of Work For 12-hour shift schedules, the staffing requirements are based on an average work week of 42 hours. In most 12-hour schedules, half the work weeks are 36 hours (three 12-hour shifts) and half are 48 hours (four 12-hour shifts). This averages 42 hours/week.

## Are there restrictions on how many hours medical residents can work?

In neither study were residents and patients necessarily told they were part of a human subjects experiment and informed consent was not required, which caused some controversy. Regulatory duty hour restrictions, in theory, should reduce the number of duty hours worked. In practice, they may not because the restrictions are not always followed.

## How many hours do you work as a nurse?

Many nursing roles are 24-hour jobs, which means nurses can work various shifts and hours…patient care does not always end at five o’clock! Choosing to work alternate shifts is a choice that is available to many RNs.

## Can you work a 10 hour shift every week?

At the end of each week, everyone rotates to the next week in the cycle. Many shiftworkers would prefer to work 10-hour shifts if they had the opportunity. Unfortunately, the number of shiftwork operations that can effectively utilize a shift of this length is relatively small.

## How often can a nurse work 16 hour shifts?

16-hour shifts are a little bit trickier. If you’re sticking with the usual 36 hour work week then you’re probably only working twice a week. The nurses that I’ve seen working 16-hour shifts a week are usually working 2-3 days in a row. The Pros of Stacking Your Hours and Shifts Together

## Are there benefits to a 4 / 10 shift schedule?

There are also some benefits for the employer. Although the total number of hours worked is the same under the 8 hour and the 4/10 shift schedules, the actual numbers of days employees are required to come to work is dramatically reduced (up to 52 less days per year) under the 4/10 schedule.

## Which is an example of a 10 hour shift?

The example below uses seven employees to cover 7 days a week. Each day will have 4 of the 7 employees come in to work. Each employee starts in a different week. At the end of each week, everyone rotates to the next week in the cycle. Many shiftworkers would prefer to work 10-hour shifts if they had the opportunity.