The RCN has published a suite of resources designed to encourage nursing staff to “rest, rehydrate, refuel” during shifts.
The 3Rs campaign urges nursing staff to take rest breaks, and has launched to coincide with Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week, running from 12-18 March, comes at a time when workplace pressures are forcing many staff to miss breaks.
The campaign is designed to make members think about the consequences of not looking after themselves while on shift. It highlights the safety-critical decisions they have to take, and how dehydration, for example, affects concentration and cognitive function. It also emphasises that breaks at work are a necessity, not a luxury.
You can read more on this article on the RCN website.