Avoiding Fatigue

May 22, 2020


Title and Description: Impact of Crew Fatigue on EMS Personnel/ Patient Outcomes and How to Avoid It

EMS Providers jobs are inherently stressful. As Medical Transport Professionals and First Responders we encounter routine patients but also patients with significant illness or injury who we may not be able to save. In addition, COVID-19 has played an addition stress factor. This webinar will give you perspective on addressing fatigue, sleep, and other factors that may impact your wellbeing during this extraordinary time in history.


Moderator: Cameron Curtis, President/CEO, AAMS & MedEvac Foundation International

Introductions: Jared Hughes, Development Director, MedEvac Foundation International

Facilitated by:

  • Krista Haugen, RN, MN, CMTE, Director of Patient Safety & Medical Risk Management
  • Med-Trans P. Daniel Patterson, PhD, NRP
  • Associate Professor James O. Page Professor of Emergency Healthcare Worker Safety Department of Emergency Medicine University of Pittsburgh.





Taking Care of Our Own programming is in collaboration with:
Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association
International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics
Association of Professional Flight Chaplains
Air Medical Physician Association
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists
Kansas City Mercy Children’s Hospital
National EMS Pilots Association
Survivors Network