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Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 am
by RayMeece
you never asked me to move anywhere....

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:18 am
by RayMeece
I am sure that most of Claude's 14000 posts (How does someone have that much to say??) are political rants about one thing or another - ridiculous!!

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:25 am
by stars
Well Ray try this way if you to sensitive to Claude comment just smart way ignore.Second point Claude never will be change . Just accept this as fact
Try talk about sleep where he is without question]s 100% top adviser. He can/t go to Canada to conservative to Canada standard.You cant go to Russia you to sensitive .

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 am
by RayMeece
LOL. well said, Mike, well said.

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:24 am
by RayMeece
You suggested ignoring him - I haven't fully read ANY of his recent posts, so I am well on my way with that one. LOL

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:43 am
by truckerdave1970
Wait....is there a risk of cancer associated with working nights???

I know one thing for certain....there is no risk of having a social life with working nights!

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:19 am
by RayMeece
Sure there is - just keep the same schedule when you are off - then you are up all night. That could be a good social life.... If you are in to that sort of thing.

LOL

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:33 pm
by Tech
Without reading the cancer article, I have always maintained the following: That anyone who works nights suffers circadian rhythm disorder (ASA classification G47.20) , self-imposed. For informed people in the sleep tech world, this is particularly poignant, as we know this, while other night workers may not, even though they are probably aware of the "day-by-day" effects night shift work has on them, if only intuitively. The night-working polysomnographer sacrifices his/her health to the service of patients exactly as would a Respiratory Therapist who might be required to smoke in order to do his or her profession, or a dietician who must eat a diet of junk food in order to practice dietary counselling. Unlike the two latter professions, the night sleep tech works in an unresolvable dilemma.

Fully attended nocturnal PSG's are the gold standard of sleep diagnostics and treatment trials, and somebody has to do them. The person who commits to becoming an RPSGT realizes, sooner or later, the multiple physical, psychological and social health risks associated with this profession, through gained academic understanding, suffering social consequences, or by actually getting sick.

There is no real answer to this conundrum. But it can be addressed by: 1) Compensating sleep techs generously with wages and benefits, 2) Providing sleep lab facilities that are ergonomically appropriate and facilitate ease of work, 3) Providing administrative support so that the sleep techs can focus fully on their polysomnography tasks, 4) Refraining from interrupting sleep techs during their off-duty time when they must strive to get what good sleep they can, and, 5) Recognizing their sacrifice, commitment, and expertise by acknowledgement, and by providing quality resource materials and support for continuing education.

Even with this, it remains that the night-working PSG tech cannot help but continue on professionally in the knowledge that in doing so, he or she damages him- or her self in the service of patients and the businesses for whom they are employed. Could increased cancer risk be a part of this picture? I have no trouble believing that it could.

Re: Night shift of cancer risk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:57 am
by somnonaut
It's because we are true Bodhisattvas.
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