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These resources are designed to provide information on physician fatigue, including identifying signs and symptoms of fatigue, and to connect residents and program leaders with resources if they or someone they know is struggling with fatigue.

UPMC WELL Toolkit: Fatigue Resources

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) WELL Toolkit "was designed for physicians by physicians, with content that is evidence-based and specific to physicians and the practice of medicine." It speaks directly to ACGME requirements for well-being in a meaningful way.

UPMC identified two primary goals for the WELL Toolkit's Fatigue Section:

  • provide background on sleep as it pertains to medical professionals with an emphasis on identifying signs and symptoms of fatigue, and
  • remind learners of what to do if they, or a colleague, is showing signs of fatigue at work.

Explore UPMC fatigue resources

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For additional 24-hour support, call the IU School of Medicine Mental Health Crisis Line: 800-909-6105

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Selected Reading

2016 CLER Issue Brief #7: Fatigue Management, Mitigation, and Duty Hours

The CLER Program presents the series of Issue Briefs to supplement the CLER National Report of Findings 2016. Each issue in the series features one of the focus areas of the CLER Program—supplementing the key challenges and opportunities highlighted in the National Report and enhancing the discussion as to their relevance and potential impact on GME and patient care.

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Managing and mitigating fatigue in the era of changing resident duty hours

This paper briefly outlines the evolution of the concept of well-being in residency, reviews the specific theme of fatigue management within that context, and describes strategies that may be used to mitigate and manage fatigue, as well as approaches that may be taken to adapt to new scheduling models such as night float.

Read the article

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Department of Mental Health Services

The Department of Mental Health Services provides confidential mental health and personal counseling services to all IU School of Medicine residents and fellows across the state. Services include personal counseling, couples counseling, urgent counseling, medication management, and targeted therapy sessions. Both in-person and tele-health visits are available.

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LiveHealth Online

  • Connect with a doctor, 24/7
  • Telehealth services available as part of IU Anthem insurance
  • Primary care (PCP), mental health, substance use care – $25 copay
  • Specialist care – $40 copay
  • Can see psychologist or psychiatrist within a few days
  • Refer to Resident Anthem Benefits document for details

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Employee Assistance Program

The SuportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals. Licensed counselors can provide short-term assistance with issues such as grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship problems, work-related pressures, stress and anxiety, and more. Eligible employees and household members have access to the services at no cost.

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1-888-881-LINC (5462)

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SupportLinc EAP web portal