World Anesthesia Day 2020: first of all, the wellbeing of the anesthesiologists
On 16th October 2020, the World Anesthesia Day 2020 will occur. In relation to this, the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists organized a very interesting campaign to raise occupational wellbeing awareness.
Wellbeing in anesthesiologists – We already talked about anesthesiologists and about their experience with fatigue, burnout syndrome, chemical dependency, mental depression, suicidal ideation and more disturbs due to their job position. There is a link between occupational health and patient safety, with occupational fatigue being one of the main factors in a high prevalence of crises. The aim of this day is to share tips on wellbeing.
The call of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists for wellbeing tips
The Federation reports: “We would like you to share your tips for occupational wellbeing, how you combat occupational fatigue, stress or anxiety at work. Successful organizational, professional, and personal interventions may dramatically enhance the health and well-being of anesthesiologists and reduce their stress levels, depression and intentions to commit suicide. It’s ok to consider your own wellbeing. We want you to tell us what you do to care for yourself and your colleagues.”
Anesthesiologists occupational wellbeing: tips and the World Anesthesia Day
Examples of occupational wellbeing practices to use on your printable poster:
- Take routine rest breaks
- Talk to my colleagues about wellbeing
- Raise concerns about stress with my seniors
- Encourage a good work-life balance in my department
- I look after my fellow anesthesiologists
- Implement work-place risk assessments
- Learn to say no to calls, if you feel you’re not in good shape
- feed and hydrate yourself properly during the workday
- I work on emotional intelligence, assertive communication, collaborative work, empathy and compassion