• 16th May 2023

Research Opportunity: Exploring workers' perceptions of fatigue calculators in the paramedicine industry

Exploring workers' perceptions of fatigue calculators in the paramedicine industry

Researchers at Monash University are seeking Ahpra registered paramedics to share their experiences with fatigue in the workplace.

The aim of this research is to understand the perceived benefits, strengths and weaknesses of a fatigue tool in addition to fatigue education and training within paramedical workplaces. It has been well documented that paramedics experience high levels of fatigue due to a variety of factors however methods of obtaining fatigue data (due to duty of care to employee) may be outdated. If paramedics are not well-rested, patient care can be affected which could result in poor outcomes for patients. Thus, appropriate fatigue management is paramount to individual practitioners, employers and patients.

By participating in this study, you will be helping to create a knowledge base for potential future policy/ procedure development.

This study will ask participants to complete one (1) online survey, which should take 15-20 minute, with the option of participating in a future focus group.

Paramedics who are registered through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are eligible to participate in this study. We are interested in your experience of fatigue in the workplace. Eligibility

You will be eligible for the study if you meet the following criteria:

• >18 years of age

• Registered with AHPRA as a Paramedic

Read the Explanatory Statement here.

To take part, scan the QR code below.

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