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The Human Factor: The Impact of Work hours, Sleep Deprivation, and Burnout on Patient Safety

March 20, 2007

Speakers:

Amy M. Fahrenkopf, MD, MPH
Pediatric Hospitalist
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark D. Joffe, MD, FAAP
Director, Community Pediatric Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moderator:

Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Research and Fellowship Director
Children's Hospital Boston, Inpatient Pediatrics Service
Boston, Massachusetts


By the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of the science on the effects of sleep deprivation and long work hours on physician alertness and performance, patient safety, and physician safety
  • Discuss the prevalence of physician burnout and depression and its effects on patient safety
  • Identify efforts to improve physician working conditions and mental health as a means of improving safety

You Should Participate if you are a(n):

  • General Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Sub-specialist
  • Family Physician
  • Resident
  • Allied Health Professional (PNP, PA, Nurse)
  • Administrator (VP Medical Affairs, Risk Manager, Medical Director)

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