Features  |   May 2014
Physician Fatigue
Author Affiliations
  • Brett L. Arron, M.D.
    Committee on Patient Safety and Education
  • Edward Kosik, D.O.
    Committee on Patient Safety and Education
Article Information
Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Education / CPD / Respiratory System / Sleep Medicine / Features
Features   |   May 2014
Physician Fatigue
ASA Monitor 05 2014, Vol.78, 22-68.
ASA Monitor 05 2014, Vol.78, 22-68.
Brett L. Arron, M.D. is an anesthesiologist, Lifespan Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Anesthesiology), Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is Immediate Past President, Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists, and ASA Alternate Director, Rhode Island.

  Brett L. Arron, M.D. is an anesthesiologist, Lifespan Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Anesthesiology), Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is Immediate Past President, Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists, and ASA Alternate Director, Rhode Island.

Edward Kosik, D.O. is an Assistant Professor, John H. Saxon III, M.D. Professorship of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of Anesthesiology Simulation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.

  Edward Kosik, D.O. is an Assistant Professor, John H. Saxon III, M.D. Professorship of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of Anesthesiology Simulation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.

Fatigue is a human factor that progressively degrades cognitive speed and capabilities to recognize and respond appropriately to situations demanding immediate action.1  Critical incident investigations in many industries have found fatigue a contributing human factor to the event.2 
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