Fatigue in EMS


NASEMSO has partnered with a team led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists to develop new fatigue guidelines published early online in the journal Prehospital Emergency Care. The aim of the guidelines is to mitigate the effects of fatigue with recommendations based on a comprehensive evaluation of the best available evidence related to numerous fatigue mitigation strategies. You can view Dr. Daniel Patterson’s presentation on December 1, 2020 here or download the slides here. 


Dr. Daniel Patterson discusses the effort behind our Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for EMS and an update on the progress of our experimental study in this live webinar, recorded December 1, 2020.

Table of Contents for the Fatigue Supplement in Prehospital Emergency Care

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  • Evidence-based guidelines for fatigue risk management in Emergency Medical Services
    Authors: P. Daniel Patterson, PhD, NRP, J. Stephen Higgins, PhD, Hans P. A. Van Dongen, PhD, Daniel J. Buysse, MD, Ronald W. Thackery, JD, Douglas F. Kupas, MD, David S. Becker, MA, EMT-P, Bradley E. Dean, MA, NRP, George H. Lindbeck, MD, Francis X. Guyette, MD, MPH, Josef H. Penner, MBA, John M. Violanti, PhD, Eddy S. Lang, MDCM, CCFP (EM), Christian Martin-Gill, MD, MPH



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