Medical Student Mistake Training
CHARLOTTE,NC--Research is going on at Carolinas Medical Center on young doctors not getting enough sleep and making costly mistakes.
Doctors at CMC are participating in a study that keeps track of how tired they are and the risk it plays on harming a patient.
The study takes place without warning, asking resident doctors to treat a mannequin that does everything a human patient does including talking and breathing.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Joanna Leuck, "We are actually using high-fidelity mannequins and have the residents perform just as they would in an emergency department but on the mannequins and assessing in a safe environment how many mistakes they're making and the next step will be how we fix that."
The medical board cut back on the amount of hours residents can work last year, the study at CMC is said to wrap up in June.