Navigation Links
Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly

Lack of sleep for the junior doctors can affect their neurobehavioral performance as much as having alcohol and working.//

During heavy call rotation and long hours, effects on residents’ neurobehavioral performance are comparable to the impairment associated with a 0.04 to 0.05 grams percent blood alcohol concentration. The article was published in the September issue of JAMA .

Work-related sleep loss and fatigue in medical training has become a source of increasing concern, according to background information in the article. One study found that interns got 5.8 hours less sleep, had 50 percent more mistakes from being inattentive, and made 22 percent more serious errors on critical care units while working a traditional schedule compared with a schedule with less hours. Also, self-reported lifetime rates of motor vehicle crashes and near-miss crashes among residents are 3 and 2.5 times those of nonresident drivers, respectively.

Researchers from the University of Michigan had compared post-call neurobehavioral performance of 34 medical residents (18 women, 16 men) after their rotations to examine the effect of extended work hours. The residents were tested after light call rotation (four-week rotations averaging 44 hours per week), light call with alcohol, heavy call (an average of 90 hours per week, every fourth or fifth night, 80 hours after July 2003), and heavy call with placebo. In the light call with alcohol condition, participants’ blood alcohol concentrations were raised to 0.05 grams percent. Average age of residents was 28.7 years.

The researchers found that performance impairment during a heavy call rotation was comparable to impairment associated with a .04 to .05 grams percent blood alcohol concentration during a light call rotation. Compared with light call, heavy call reaction times were 7 percent slower and lane variability and speed variability during the simulated driving test were 27 percent and 71 pe rcent greater, respectively. Speed variability was 29 percent greater in heavy call with placebo than light call with alcohol, and there were similar errors and reaction times.

Source: Newswise
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Junior Doctors Put An End To Strike
2. Andhra Junior Doctors Call Off Strike Partially; To Attend Emergency cases
3. Parents of Junior Athletes do More Harm than Good
4. Junior Medicos Call Off Hunger Strike
5. MP Junior Doctors Continue Strike
6. Several Junior Doctors Could Be Rendered Jobless
7. Junior Doctors Back To Work
8. Junior Doctors In Madhya Pradesh Strike Work
9. Junior Doctors Protest Against Reservation Bill
10. Envisaged Specialty Training Programme For Junior Doctors Encounters a Speed Breaker
11. New Junior Doctor Training Posts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Focused start-ups, not traditional health care organizations, ... the recent NEJM Catalyst Insights Report on the New Marketplace. , NEJM ... a qualified group of U.S. executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians at organizations directly ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... drvallecillos.com , Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Vallecillos ... , Dr. Vallecillos says, "Traditionally, plastic surgery has been centered around that idea ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 18, 2017 , ... ProParagraph Fashion Volume ... Studios ’ ProParagraph Fashion Volume 2 for all multi-line FCPX project needs. ... can pick and choose from hand-crafted trend-setting designs with smooth animations that will ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 , ... Smiles by Seese ... Center in Davidson, NC. Dr. Brian Seese leads the practice as a skilled and ... under one roof. Smiles by Seese serves patients of all ages with excellence in ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... The Alliance Healthcare Foundation ... to further positively impact the health and wellness of our community in San ... our duty to seriously consider releasing our assets beyond our 5% targeted distribution ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... , February 20, 2017 According to a ... (Solution, Suspension, Dry powder), Device Type (Metered dose, Dry Powder, Nebulizer)), Canister ... published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is projected to reach USD 52.37 Billion ... 6.5% during the forecast period. Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... VALLEY COTTAGE, New York , February 20, 2017 ... instruments a regularized absorption of calcium and phosphorous minerals ... pivotal role of vitamin D ingredients in maintaining a ... beverages or medicines containing vitamin D ingredients is growing ... attested the advantage of consuming vitamin D ingredients for ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Feb. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... its revenue cycle portfolio and thought leadership at ... be receiving a category leader award from KLAS. ... Learn panel discussion focused on how market trends ... future -  particularly a sophisticated, comprehensive Patient Access ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: