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Author Parshuram, Christopher S. ♦ Dhanani, Sonny ♦ Kirsh, Joel A. ♦ Cox, Peter N.
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Physical Stress ♦ Fellowship Training ♦ Prospective Observational Study ♦ Critical Care Unit ♦ Patient Safety ♦ Physician Trainee ♦ Dutyhour Regulation ♦ Staff Physician ♦ Educational Opportunity ♦ Anecdotal Evidence ♦ Senior Fellow ♦ Rostered Hour ♦ Sick Child ♦ Physical Demand ♦ Patient Ratio ♦ Related Measure ♦ On-call Workload
Abstract Background: Fatigue in physician trainees may compromise patient safety and the well-being of the trainees and limit the educational opportunities provided by training programs. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the on-call workload and physical demands experienced by trainees are significant despite dutyhour regulation and support from nursing staff, other trainees and staff physicians. Methods: We measured the workload and the level of fatigue and physical stress of 11 senior fellows during 35 shifts in the critical care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. We determined number of rostered hours, number of admissions and discharges, number and type of procedures, nurse:patient ratios and related measures of workload. Fellows self-reported the number of pages they received and the amount of time
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2004-01-01