NEMSPA to distribute sleep and fatigue management program

NEMSPA to distribute sleep and fatigue management program

4-May-2010 Source: NEMSPA

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) has joined with Alertness Solutions of Cupertino, California to serve as the exclusive distributor of the Z-Coach fatigue management program to members of the 24/7 nation-wide air medical transport community.

Z-Coach is an innovative, comprehensive, internet-based program that provides individuals with knowledge, strategies, and tools to enhance safety and performance in 24/7 operations. Z-Coach allows individuals to personalize the program and then take information and strategies ‘offline’ to use in their everyday activities. This approach has been shown to increase critical knowledge from a ‘D’ to an ‘A’ level, significantly increase sleep, and improve performance during actual operations. Individuals will have unlimited 24/7 access to Z-Coach for 6 months and can use the program as an ongoing resource for change.

Z-Coach was created by Dr. Mark Rosekind and colleagues at Alertness Solutions. Dr. Rosekind is an internationally recognized expert in fatigue management who has worked with diverse operational groups all over the world. For the past two years, Dr. Rosekind has been supporting the EMS industry and NEMPSA efforts to address fatigue risks in our operations.

NEMSPA is offering Z-Coach to all members of the nation-wide air medical transport community in an effort to provide scientifically based, practical strategies proven to enhance sleep, performance, and safety.

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