EXPO Hall TCoOO Mini Sessions
Sunday, October 31
Firepower Resilience: Plan, Prepare and Prevent
Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW, CCTP
This course will address the best practices for mitigating and preventing psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress in air medical crew members.
Peer-to-Peer Support Teams
James Boomhower, BS, FP-C, NR-P, C- NPT, CCISM
In this presentation we will discuss the utility of formal and informal peer support teams. We will also discuss how to utilize programs and policies already in place within your institution to streamline effective peer support and professional resource allocation. Finally, we'll discuss the dangers of "over managing" your peer support team and the complications of leadership involvement within peer team.
The Boston MedFlight Wing Team, A Comprehensive Peer Support Program - a Manager’s Perspective
Tammi Wallace Wood BSN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CNPT
Learn how to establish a foundation for a peer support program that is multidimensional, personalized, and meets the needs of the organization and crewmembers.
Sharon Purdom, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT
Scientists used to think our brain stopped growing after a certain age – research shows our brain has the ability to change and grow over time in response to our mindset, our thoughts. Neuroplasticity is described as the brain's capability to restructure itself by developing new neural connections throughout one’s lifespan.
Monday, November 1
Peak Performance and the Physiological Aspects of Stress
Michael Lauria, MD, NRP, FP-C
Performing effectively during the resuscitation of a critically ill or injured patient requires more than simply remembering pieces of information and completing individual skills. These situations can be very complicated and require exceptional teamwork, effective communication, and a host of other non-technical skills that fall under the guise of human factors.
Many other groups, such as professional athletes, business executives, and elite military special operations teams, have developed comprehensive psychological skills and techniques that allow them to remain calm, think clearly, and stay focused in very challenging situations. This lecture draws from the fields of psychology, cognitive science, and human factors to present novel ideas on how to optimize performance in the stressful and dynamic environment of critical care transport.
Max Impact - Resilience
Lessons learned from an experienced flight RN returning to the bedside amid the pandemic. How we survive and thrive is not luck. Resilience takes preparation and asking for help along the way.