FATIGUE MITIGATION

Residents/Fellows are expected to come to work fit for duty. When a resident/ fellow identifies himself or an attending identifies the resident/fellow as being too fatigued to drive home there are several options for the resident/fellow:

  • Call rooms/sleep quarters are available until the resident/fellow is less fatigued.
  • A taxi service is available. The resident/fellow will initially pay for the taxi service. A receipt should be submitted to the program coordinator for reimbursement. This service is available to take the resident/fellow to their home only. The resident/fellow is responsible for securing his/her own transportation back to the hospital or his/her vehicle.
  • Public (e.g., bus) or private (e.g., friend, spouse) transportation by choice of the resident and if available.

Annual training regarding fatigue mitigation is required of all residents/fellows.

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