We managed to get an elite team together to run the ‘Learning to Take the Heat’ workshop at SMACC Chicago.
Our team consisted of:
- Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami)
- Chris Hicks (@HumanFact0rz)
- Jason Brooks (@PhenomenalDocs)
- Jesse Spurr (@Inject_Orange)
as well as myself, with the able assistance of Ali Gould (@intransition2).
The focus of the workshop was to develop an understanding of how stress affects the performance of health professionals when caring for the critically ill, and more importantly, how we can teach others to handle stress.
Recommended resources for this workshop include:
- EMCrit: Podcast 118 – EMCrit Book Club – On Combat by Dave Grossman
- TED: Your body language shapes who you are (by Amy Cuddy)
- Harvey A, Bandiera G, Nathens AB, LeBlanc VR. Impact of stress on resident performance in simulated trauma scenarios. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72:(2)497-503. [pubmed]
- Herzog TP, Deuster PA. Performance psychology as a key component of human performance optimization. J Spec Oper Med. 2014;14:(4)99-105. [pubmed]
- LeBlanc VR. The effects of acute stress on performance: implications for health professions education. Acad Med. 2009;84:(10 Suppl)S25-33. [pubmed]
- Petrosoniak A, Hicks CM. Beyond crisis resource management: new frontiers in human factors training for acute care medicine. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013;26:(6)699-706. [pubmed]
- Saunders T, Driskell JE, Johnston JH, Salas E. The effect of stress inoculation training on anxiety and performance. J Occup Health Psychol. 1996;1:(2)170-86. [pubmed]
- David Grossman. On Combat, The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace.
- Carol Dweck. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Also, look out for the SMACC talks by Chris Hicks (“Making Teams Work”) and Jason Brooks (“Performance Psychology for Resuscitationists”) when they are released on the SMACC podcast.
Here is some of what went down at the workshop via Twitter:
… and remember, calm is contagious!