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Recommendations for resident duty hours

In alignment with the report’s release in 2013, the National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours identified several key projects that would be necessary to facilitate implementation of the recommendations. They include:

  • Establishing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP) toolbox for resident education
  • Evaluating the outcomes of implementing FRMP
  • Facilitating and overseeing studies specific to resident duty hours and a FRMP

As an initial project, the FRMP toolbox involves the development of fatigue mitigation strategies and techniques. Given the diversity of practice settings and disciplines in Canadian healthcare, these will be designed with adaptability in mind. In preparation for this work, an environmental scan, assembly of an Expert Working Group and report writing will be performed to support the development of an evidence-based, best-practices approach.

The input and expertise of those involved in Canadian postgraduate medical education will be pivotal to the coming work. As the FRMP toolbox and associated projects are developed, consultation and collaboration with stakeholders will contine across the life of this work.

For more information

If you are interested in learning more about this project, please get in touch with us at: RDH-HTR@royalcollege.ca.