12-hour shifts make nurses more vulnerable to COVID-19

With a growing number of hospital-based health-care workers testing positive for new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the demand for front-liners is also on the rise. On April 27, the Filipino Nurses United (FNU) urged the Department of Health (DOH) to hire more nurses. FNU president Maristela Abenojar said that the “long hours of duty make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.” One in every five infections or 20 percent are health-care workers—doctors, nurses, medical or radiologic technologists, nursing assistants or barangay health … Continue reading 12-hour shifts make nurses more vulnerable to COVID-19