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OPENPediatrics Releases New Continuing Education Course: Provider Sleep Deprivation in the ICU

OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our latest continuing education course, Provider Sleep Deprivation in the ICU. In this course, learn about alertness and performance and the consequences of sleep deprivation for healthcare providers. This course will offer physician continuing education credits. 

Sleep deprivation profoundly affects the performance of physicians. Potentially 5,000 to 10,000 deaths occur each year in the United States due to health care professional fatigue. The amount of impairment that is induced by acute sleep deprivation has consistently been shown to mirror that which is induced by alcohol. Performance of clinical tasks drops two standard deviations in the setting of acute sleep deprivation. Furthermore, learning effectively and consolidating memories is impaired without adequate sleep. This course outlines the issues surrounding sleep deprivation that leads to worsened performance and details recommendations to prevent and reduce physician fatigue. Physicians can also earn Maintenace of Certification credit through the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine for completion of this course.

To access the Provider Sleep Deprivation in the ICU continuing education course, click here. You can also visit and access this course from the list of courses. 

Be sure to check out these additional Continuing Education courses from OPENPediatrics:

Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.