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Dr. Barbara B. Hobbs

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College of Nursing

Local Address: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
South Dakota State University
300 S. Medary Ave. #87
Brookings , South Dakota 57006
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state's largest, most comprehensive institution. This fall SDSU topped its enrollment record for the eighth...   more

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Barbara Hobbs, an associate ..., 28 June 2010 [cached]
Barbara Hobbs, an associate professor of nursing at South Dakota State University who has researched shift work, says working nights is like flying to Germany every night, working and flying back -- the adjustments the body has to make are that drastic.
Typically, night workers get fewer hours of sleep than day workers, in large part because their bodies' circadian rhythms are out of whack, Hobbs said.
But even shift workers who get a full eight hours of sleep sometimes still feel fatigued, because their bodies don't get good, quality sleep, she said.
Culllen said shift work affects more than just sleep. It cuts into time with family and friends, can lead to unhealthy eating-on-the-go and even trigger medical problems such as diabetes, he said.
Hobbs, who spent the first 25 years of her career in hospitals either working shifts or managing shift workers, said she saw nurses nod off, especially around 4-5 a.m. Workers get more fatigued the later it is in their work week, she said. Someone might start out feeling fine on the first night, but that quickly changes.
"Each subsequent night you work, your risk of accidents and injuries goes up," she said.
While there is truth to the belief that some people are naturally night owls and others morning people, Hobbs said, shift work usually isn't something that workers necessarily like to do.
Advice on ways to combat the effects of fatigue from shift work, from Barbara Hobbs, associate professor of nursing at South Dakota State University:
* Carpool if possible. It allows workers to switch off driving, and gives the driver someone to talk and engage with.
* Recognize exactly how sleepy you are. "If you're sitting in a chair and you fall asleep, and people are constantly waking you up ... then you probably have severe sleep deprivation," Hobbs said.
* Establish routines and patterns for getting ready for bed. Wash your face, brush your teeth, turn down the temperature in your room, use fan or white noise machine, put up blackout drapes, turn off your phone.
* Don't go to bed on a full stomach. Have a small, light meal with protein and carbs, but not a lot so your stomach isn't uncomfortable, said Hobbs.
John T. Vucurevich Foundation, 4 Sept 2010 [cached]
"Despite excellent training opportunities for nurses, new nursing graduates entering the workforce face numerous challenges," said Dr. Barbara Hobbs, West River Department Head, SDSU College of Nursing.
Current Section Chairs - Midwest Nursing Research Society [cached]
Past Chair: Barbara Hobbs South Dakota State University 605.394.5390
Barbara B. Hobbs, PhD, RN, ..., 15 May 2007 [cached]
Barbara B. Hobbs, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, Assistant Professor, West River Nursing Department, South Dakota State University
Health Systems & Policy - Midwest Nursing Research Society, 8 May 2006 [cached]
Barbara Hobbs South Dakota State University 605.394.5390
Review of section purpose statement (Barbara Hobbs, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Co-Chair- 10 minutes)
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Maria Shirey, Barbara Hobbs, Mary Anthony, Akkeneel Talsma, Jan Belcher
Barbara Hobbs, PhD, RN, NEA, BC.
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