Tag Archive for ‘sleep deprivation’

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.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

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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