Acknowledge. Act. Adapt

Fatigue Risk Management for Residents, Leaders, and Policy makes in Canadian Postgraduate Education.
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Fatigue is an occupational risk in medical education that impacts residency training and workplace health and safety, with potential implications for patient safety. Successful management of fatigue risk is a shared responsibility, and can be summarized through the following principles:

Acknowledge

Resident
wellness matters

Act

Tools are available
to foster change

Adapt

It’s our responsibility
to make a just culture

Tools for Policy Makers

The tools below are intended as non prescriptive resources to support the local development of an institutional or program-level policy for the management of fatigue risk in postgraduate medical education.

Case Studies

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FRM Policy Template

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Fatigue Risk Register

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Individual Fatigue/ Sleepiness Scales

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Impact of Fatigue

20%
of fatal collisions involve driver fatigue.
24hrs
of sleep deprivation is comparable to a 0.10% blood alcohol level.
5-36%
of all resident errors were caused by fatigue.
IOM, 2009

Fatigue Risk Management

The FRM Toolkit Resource is the first national resource for Canadian postgraduate medical education. Non-prescriptive in nature, this toolkit will help to foster guidelines within your own institution.

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