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Jan 11, 2021

We break down three techniques to inoculate yourself against the stress of time critical tasks.

Guest Bio: Jason Hine, MD is a community emergency medicine physician at Southern Maine Healthcare where he is the Medical Director of Education. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the Temple EM Residency program where he served as chief.  He serves as an Associate Editor and Author on the DownEast EM blog and podcast and has an interest in procedural skill set decay as well as the role of academics in improving the recruitment, retention, and satisfaction of community physicians.  

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We discuss:

  • The importance of stress inoculation training when you need to perform a HALO (High Acuity Low Opportunity) procedure [05:15];
  • How inoculating against stress helps you 1) perform well when confronted with the situation in real life and 2) serves as a memory aid [07:05];
  • 3 techniques for stress inoculation [08:00];
  • Why you should not only ask people to observe you, but also request that they provide feedback on your imperfections [16:40];
  • The advantages of low-fidelity stress inoculation strategies as compared with simulation labs [18:00];
  • Additional tools for reducing stress [19:20];
  • And more.

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