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Fatigue Week: Final Thoughts

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog
Fatigue is a major problem for many healthcare providers, from prehospital those working in post-discharge institutions. Some interesting and underappreciated statistics about work-related injuries and shift work:

Work related injuries increase on off-shifts. Compared to day shift, …

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Zoning Out

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog
We’ve all experienced it. That moment of wandering attention. The semi-blank stare. You can’t remember that question you were going to ask. It’s the “zoning out” phenomenon. It happens more frequently when you are fatigued or …

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Trauma Surgeon Fatigue

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog
The effects of fatigue on the surgeon have been looked at a number of times over the years. Most of this work focuses on resident physicians, however. Another problem with the majority of these studies is …

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Sleep Quality and Fatigue in Prehospital Providers

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog
EMS providers across the country are assigned to a variety of schedules, ranging from shift work to continuous 24 hour service. Overnight duty, rotating schedules, early awakening and sleep interruptions are common. Unfortunately, there are not …