* Terms related to working hours: duty hour
, work shift, shift length.
In June 2013, Canada's National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours
released its recommendations for a nationwide approach to resident duty hour
reform and concluded that the status quo of 24 or more hours without restorative sleep should be avoided.
(http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1672284#AuthorInformation) In a paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by University of Michigan Medical School scientists compared the performance of more than 2,300 first-year medical residents that served at 51 different residency programs before and after the new duty hour
requirements went into effect.
The ACGME 2011 Duty Hour
Standards: Enhancing Quality of Care, Supervision, and Resident Professional Development .
* Many academic programs began focusing on meeting the duty hour
restrictions, perhaps at the expense of education.
The council's "common duty hour
standards" call for a 24-hour limit on continuous duty, with an additional 6 hours allowed for continuity and the transfer of care, as well as an 80-hour weekly limit averaged over 4 weeks.
Students should complete courses during nonduty hours unless supervisor approval allows for duty hour
The council said it has issued citations to individual programs for duty hour
violations and has done resident surveys that demonstrate a compliance rate of 94%.
Impact of duty hour
limits on resident training in otolaryngology.
The police personnel and volunteers will not be allowed to use mobile phones during duty hours
. A control room has also been set up under the Special Branch to monitor the situation.
Openly eating and smoking is banned during duty hours
, officials said, and police are also barred for sitting in vehicles or on chairs at their site of duty.
The altercation took place when havildar Joshi found the rifleman was not alert on duty and penalised him for his lazy attitude during duty hours