The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Firefighters Cause and Effect Essay by cee-cee

The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Firefighters
An analysis of the impact of sleep deprivation on firefighters and first responders.
# 109351 | 1,962 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 28, 2008 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies)

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This paper considers how prolonged hours of work and sleep deprivation impact outcomes for the individual. Specifically, the paper considers altered sleep-wake schedules for firefighters and first responders. It provides a more integral understanding of the problems that can arise, specifically in the workplace, when individuals do not acquire enough sleep.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Prolonged Hours of Work and Sleep Deprivation
Firefighters and First Responders
Addressing the Issue

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Akerstedt, T., Fredlund, P., Gillberg, M., & Jansson, B. (2002). A prospective study of fatal occupational accidents--relationship to sleeping difficulties and occupational factors. Journal of Sleep Research, 11(1), 69-71.
  • Akerstedt, T., & Nilsson, P.M. (2003). Sleep as restitution: An introduction. Journal of Internal Medicine, 254(1), 6-12.
  • Extended unusual work shifts. (2005). Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Accessed November 17, 2007 at:
  • Kenyon, T.A. (2007). On call: Alert or unsafe? A report of the AORN on-call electronic task force. AORN Journal, 86(4), 630-39.
  • Kushida, C.A. (2005). Sleep Deprivation: Basic Science, Physiology and Behavior. New York: Marcel Dekker.

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