Fatigue Management for Health Professionals

Course Code ERGO-901
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

It is a fact that fatigue is a major contributor to human error. Working at night has been shown to also contribute to lowered mental performance. Health professionals must work long hours, through the night, often on irregular shift schedules that include overtime. Understanding fatigue and how to manage it, is paramount to ensuring acceptable levels of performance. This one-day workshop will answer questions about how our bodies are affected by irregular shifts and around the clock operations. Basic physiological aspects of sleep and chronobiology will be presented and discussed. The workshop will provide valuable information on useful strategies to reduce or delay the effects of fatigue and ways to implement these strategies in the health care environment.