There are as many definitions of stress as there are definitions of fatigue, mental health and upset. Stress is a negative feeling, associated with physical symptoms including increased heartbeat, swiftness of breath, dry mouth, and sweaty palms and over the longer term, digestive upset and cramp.

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Working shifts can affect a Paramedics health and safety. Shift work can affect performance and attentiveness, which may increase the risk of accidents and injuries. Ambulance personnel have irregular patterns of eating; sleeping, working and socialising that may also lead to health problems.

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Lone Workers Scheme
NASRA Lone Workers Recommendations for AP Deployment & RRV Activation
2011

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