When the Tour Never Ends

I was once a member of a choir that occasionally undertook international concert tours.  I have many wonderful memories of travelling and performing with 75 of my best musicalfriends.We visiteda host of countries I might not have otherwise seen and we sang in some of the most architecturally and acoustically acclaimed venues you could imagine. [...]

2018-05-25T04:10:39+00:00By |Fatigue|

Meltdown and Relationships

You Said What? How Fatigue-Induced Melt-Downs Ruin Relationships I have written previously about being a member of a choir on extended concert tours and the fatigue that I experienced on those tours. In spite of being fatigued, we could perform effectively because we were very well rehearsed and we did not need to deal with [...]

2020-10-14T17:58:02+00:00By |Communication, Fatigue, Stress|

Why are Nurses Tired?

When we think of the health, safety and well-being of nurses, the first thing that usually comes to mind is 12-hour shifts. When I do presentations about shiftwork, the first question I am always asked is “What do you think of 12-hour shifts?” A recent social media post picked up on this exact issue by [...]

2018-05-25T04:28:22+00:00By |Fatigue, Healthcare|

Sleep-Deprived Driving Accidents

Once again we hear of an accident involving a sleep-deprived driver and the resulting injuries, damage and loss of life. (Walmart truck driver slams into van in New Jersey carrying Tracy Morgan and others.) Unfortunately, accidents involving sleepy drivers are common, whether the drivers are operating 18-wheel trucks or family sedans. In fact, New Jersey [...]

2020-10-14T17:59:02+00:00By |Fatigue|