Circulation 75,648 • Volume 20, No. 1 • Spring 2005   Issue PDF

ACGME Recognizes Dangers of Fatigue

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has recently instituted a requirement for “Sleep Loss and Fatigue Management Training” in teaching specifications for all residency programs.

Specifically, it is stated that “faculty and residents must be educated to recognize the signs of fatigue and adopt and apply policies to prevent and counteract its potential effects.”