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FONA – STRESS LAB

A NEXTGEN LEARNING SPACE DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE

WHat you’ll find here

  • Understand the impact stress has on human performance 💭
  • Three stress related killers 💭
  • Techniques to combat the negative effects stress 👊
  • Guided self-practice tools
  • Integrated in person performance workshop & stress inoculation lab. 💪
Three stress related killers

Stress can degrade your performance in specific ways. Here we highlight three stress related killers often seen in emergency airway practice so you can recognize them in yourself or your team members and be better prepared to deal with them in the resuscitation room.




four techniques to enhance your fona performance

Here are four techniques you can practice to enhance your performance under pressure, and cultivate your Fearless FONA mindset. Each space below provides you with all the resources for both self-guided practice as well as in person learning in our performance lab.

basic breathing technique

  1. Listen to the intro audio 🎧
  2. Use the GIF here to practice your box breathing. 🫁
  3. For self-practice use it before any procedure or throughout the day 🔁
  4. Visit the breathing exercise coach in our performance lab ✋
visualization skills

practice guide
  1. Listen to the intro audio 🎧
  2. Watch the FONA procedure video
  3. Use the guided audio to help you visualize a few times 🔁
  4. Then try visualizing the procedure without the audio 💭Visit our in person performance lab ✋

positive self talk

practice guide
  1. Listen to the intro audio 🎧
  2. Write down 3 positive self-talk phrases
  3. Practice using them in non-emergent clinical procedures.
  4. Practice them in our performance lab ✋
triggers

practice guide
  1. Listen to the intro audio 🎧
  2. Write down 3 positive self-talk phrases
  3. Practice using them in non-emergent clinical procedures.
  4. Practice them in our performance lab ✋
visit the performance lab

All of these techniques can be practiced with team partners and coaches in our performance lab during in person Fearless FONA events. Check out the space and the series of performance enhancing exercises built into the program to take your skills to the next level. 💪

coming soon

Listen to our team of experts from across the emergency airway universe discuss the finer points of applying performance enhancement techniques.

the bottom line

  • Stress can negatively impact your performance and delay or impair your ability to perform FONA
  • Breathing techniques, visualization, self-talk, and trigger words can improve your performance

Online learning only

For remote learning only: you can use the link below to see the complete set of learning spaces available to you in this series.

WHAT’S NEXT👇👇👇

For in person learners, locate any of the posters below within the installation to continue your training. Then snap the QR codes embedded within them to access the learning space. Look for the ✋emoji for integrated hands on training opportunities.

Reference – Psychological Skills to Improve Emergency Care
Providers’ Performance Under Stress
Michael J. Lauria, BA, NRP, FP-C*; Isabelle A. Gallo; Lt Col Stephen Rush, MD;
Jason Brooks, PhD, MSc; Rory Spiegel, MD; Scott D. Weingart, MD


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