Fatigue Management

This course aims to assist you to manage your own fatigue. You will have a better understanding of the causes of fatigue; how to change your diet and exercise habits to control fatigue and how to maintain healthy sleeping habits to keep you alert and safe.

TOPIC 1

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT

What is Fatigue?

It's a physical or mental feeling, when YOU feel weak, slow or sleepy. It reduces alertness and performance.

What are the Symptoms of Fatigue?

  • chronic tiredness or sleepiness – feeling drowsy
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • slowed reflexes and responses
  • impaired decision-making and judgement
  • moodiness, such as irritability
  • impaired hand-to-eye coordination
  • blurred vision
  • short-term memory problems
  • low motivation
  • sleep debt
  • microsleeps

What are some of the symptoms of fatigue?

  • Headaches
  • Too much water
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision

Impacts of fatigue?

DECREASED ...

  • Decision making ability
  • Communication skills
  • Productivity  Performance
  • Attention and vigilance
  • Ability to handle job stress
  • Reaction time
  • Memory / ability to recall details

INCREASED ...

  • Tendency for risk-taking
  • Forgetfulness
  • Errors in judgement
  • Sick time and absenteeism
  • Incident Rates

TOPIC 2

Signs of Fatigue

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Select true to the correct answers ...

  • Wandering thoughts, day dreaming
  • Feeling energetic
  • Eyelids wanting to close
  • Frequent yawning
  • Feeling talkative

Match the sign of fatigue to the correct countermeasure ...

  • Tired eyes, rubbing eyes, scratchy
    You may benefit from a 20 minute nap
  • Frequent yawns
    Take a short break, this should help!