Fatigue and Strategic Napping Options
Residents/Fellows who are too fatigued to drive home may use Capital City Cab services (717-939-6363). Reimbursement will be made upon submission of paid receipt.
University Manor East - Apartment 189 and BMR 1825 & 1827 are available for Strategic Napping.
From Duty Hour Policy, GME Handbook:
Faculty and residents must be educated to recognize the signs of fatigue and to apply preventive and operational countermeasures. The program director and teaching faculty must monitor residents for the effects of sleep loss and fatigue, and respond in instances when fatigue may be detrimental to resident performance and well-being. Strategic napping, especially after 16 hours of continuous duty and between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am is strongly suggested. (University Manor East apartments 187 & 189 are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for strategic napping. Access can be gained with a Penn State Hershey ID badge.)