Rest & Sleep Campaign
The EMTA Rest & Sleep campaign (#Rest EM) aimed to start a conversation; to change the culture around sleep and rest in EM. By raising awareness of the impact of cycling shift patterns on physical and mental health, and on the ability to care for patients safely, Rest & Sleep tied in with FightFatigue campaigns from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
As individuals we must take responsibility for improving our core sleep, taking our breaks, recognising unsafe fatigue in ourselves and supporting our colleagues to do the same.
In return we ask our employers and regulatory bodies to recognise that there cannot be a choice in providing adequate, clean rest and sleep facilities for staff.
Thanks to Dr Mike Farquhar (GSTT) & AAGBI, RCoA and FICM Fatigue Working Group