An Introduction to Fatigue in Healthcare

Why fatigue is important in the context of health and social care


Delivery: Online
Provider: CIEHF
Format: Text, video and quizzes
Duration: Self paced, 30- 45 minutes
Price: Free!

About this Bitesize Learning

In this Micro Learning module we explore fatigue, why it's particularly important in the context of health and social care, and how acknowledging it as a systemic issue can lead to better patient safety and staff well-being.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the meaning of fatigue, recognising its multifaceted impacts on healthcare staff's physical and psychological well-being.
  • Outline how fatigue at individual and systemic levels affects healthcare delivery and patient safety.
  • Identify key risks associated with fatigue, including the potential for clinical errors, communication challenges, and cognitive impairments.
  • Describe the components and practical steps required to effectively implement a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) in healthcare settings.
  • Explore and compare fatigue management strategies from other safety-critical industries.

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