May 2017 EMS Update: Fatigue in EMS Project Expert Panel Meets
Earlier this year, the Fatigue in EMS project team met for three days to review the evidence and develop recommendations for fatigue risk management in EMS.
The project’s expert panel conducted systematic reviews of the evidence that addressed:
- Caffeine as a countermeasure
- Napping during shift work
- Education and training in sleep health and fatigue management
- Biomathematical modeling
- Use of task load interventions to mitigate fatigue