The CD-ROM version of SAFER is provided to institutions for use by multiple users at their facility in accordance with the SAFER Institutional Site License Agreement.
SAFER stands for Sleep, Alertness and Fatigue Education in Residency. SAFER is a 25 minute narrated video presentation. It provides an introduction to the science of sleep and information on the effects of sleep deprivation. SAFER focuses on the competing demands, work-related stresses and unique challenges that face medical residents. SAFER provides concrete, implementable suggestions for management of fatigue and sleepiness during residency. Management of fatigue is enhanced when there is an understanding of the influences of circadian and homeostatic processes. SAFER helps residents apply knowledge of these processes in deciding when and how long to sleep, and what fatigue countermeasures are used. SAFER includes a post-test.