Developing a simulator to help junior doctors deal with night shifts

Michael Brown, Paul Syrysko, Sarah Sharples, Dominick Shaw, Ivan Le Jeune, Evridiki Fioratou, John Blakey

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    Outside of the Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 of hospital operation a skeleton staff of junior doctors, support workers, and nurses must provide safe and timely care in hospitals. Junior doctors currently receive little training to help them deal with the unique demands of 'Out of Hours' care. We aim to rectify this situation by exploiting a unique data resource to accurately simulate a night shift. This paper will explore the need to develop a simulator to increase junior doctor's skills for prioritizing their high and changing workload, making key decisions on contacting other services and specialists, planning complex routes around large and potentially unfamiliar hospitals, managing their personal needs for rest and sustenance, and handing over succinctly and accurately at the end of their shift.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013
    EditorsMartin Anderson
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203744581
    ISBN (Print)9781138000421
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 15 Apr 201318 Apr 2013

    Publication series

    NameContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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