Tag Archive for ‘surgeon fatigue’

ACS Governors Survey

2018 ACS Governors Survey: Burnout—a growing challenge

The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including surgeon viewpoints and experiences concerning surgeon burnout.

Governors Survey

2018 ACS Governors Survey: The disruptive and impaired surgeon

The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including surgeon viewpoints and experiences concerning both disruptive and impaired surgeons.

Addressing surgeon fatigue and sleep deprivation

Contributing factors that can result in surgeon fatigue, including insufficient staffing and extended workdays, are summarized in this month’s column, as are suggestions for preventing this condition including implementing a fatigue management plan.

A new direction for “A look at The Joint Commission”

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), reveals his goals—including expanded topics addressing surgeon fatigue and enhanced patient postoperative recovery—for this column over the next year.

Statement on peak performance and management of fatigue

The following statement on peak performance and fatigue was developed by the ACS Committee to Enhance Peak Performance in Surgery through Recognition and Mitigation of Fatigue through general consensus and approved by the Board of Regents.

Get some rest: Minimizing the effects of sleep deprivation on patient care

Sleep deprivation among surgeons and residents is the focus of this article—an excerpt from Being Well and Staying Competent: Challenges for the Surgeon, a guidebook issued earlier this year by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health.

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