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  • Taking care of AF frontline providers

    Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. Delivering medical care in a pandemic or other crisis creates new mental health challenges, and makes existing challenges more serious. Medics should be aware of the increased risk to their well-being, and how it could affect their work caring for patients. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue.
  • Prioritizing sleep vital as Airmen adjust to new normal

    The COVID-19 epidemic affects every aspect of life, but a full night’s sleep remains vital to overall health and function. Continued lack of sleep can be detrimental to an Airman’s job performance, their ability to fight off infections, and their overall readiness and wellbeing.
  • Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness

    The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission. Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest and to maximize mission execution.
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