Night Float

A house officer on a dedicated night schedule who takes admissions for an on-call team after a certain hour—e.g., midnight; the night float’s admission are transferred to another team in the morning
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These residents reported that, compared to the traditional on-call system, the night float system led to their improved sense of well-being, educational experience, and performance of their clinical duties.
The night float system of resident on call: what do nurses think?
Night float is the product of reforms in medical education, which limits the number of hours that doctors in training can work.
The data obtained eventually resulted in elimination of the night float and a reinvention of this team as a "day float" (DF) team.
Another program that added night float and weekend cross-coverage significantly boosted the number of cases for the chief residents.
For a division of labor to accommodate the shorter hours, another solution would be to have a night float team and a day team of residents.
To divide up the labor to accommodate the shorter hours, another solution would be to have a night float team and a day team of residents, said Dr.
In that study, researchers randomly assigned 4 teams of interns to either a 2003-compliant schedule, with interns on call every fourth night with a 30-hour duty limit, or one of two 2011-compliant models with 16-hour duty limits 6 either being on call every fifth night, or a night float schedule, which is basically working from early evening to the early morning.
For division of the labor to accommodate the shorter hours, another solution would be to have a night float team and a day team of residents.
To limit resident work hours, my hospital has resorted to at least two devices: night floats and day floats.