Study suggests risk management approach to combat EMS fatigue

Extended shift work has historically been linked to interrupted sleep patterns and risk of injury, and is a persistent problem for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel who are tasked with delivering acute care under significant pressure. New guidelines, written by a team led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists aim to mitigate the effects of fatigue by addressing the impact of shift work and scheduling.

Study suggests risk management approach to combat EMS fatigue

Extended shift work has historically been linked to interrupted sleep patterns and risk of injury, and is a persistent problem for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel who are tasked with ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

Pitt study suggests risk management approach to combat EMS fatigue, Fri 12 Jan 18 from Eurekalert

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