You have agreed to develop and implement a strategy to mitigate fatigue in the medical workforce in your ICU.
Outline the principles of staff fatigue management. Include in your answer how you would implement a fatigue management strategy.
"Why did you agree to this" would be the first normal response, but further, it is surely ironic that this question is posed to senior ICU trainees who had just experienced two of the most gruelling years of their career, during which many reported nobody paying any attention whatsoever to their burnout and fatigue, and during which some were in fact prohibited from taking leave.
Institutional strategies to prevent fatigue
Institutional strategies to ameliorate fatigue
Personal strategies to reduce fatigue
Implementation of these strategies
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