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Rewire Your Brain

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WHat you’ll find here

  • Overview of how stress impacts performance.
  • Discussion of consequences that perceived failure has on the human mind and how to overcome it.
  • Useful techniques to combat the negative effects of stress.
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.

techniques to Rewire your brain

All of these techniques are used by athletes, professionals who need to be able to perform under pressure and expert resuscitationists. Take time to review each, to do the self-practice exercises 🧠 and then, for in person learners, visit our stress lab to test out your new skills with one of our faculty coaches. ✋

Box breathing is a specific technique used by professionals to calm the mind under stress. Self-Practice 🧠- Do this box breathing technique for one minute.

the bottom line

  • Stress erodes your mental & physical performance in specific ways
  • Acknowledge this reality and rewire your brain by building the techniques here into your approach to emergency airway

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


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.

when you can’t be with us – Online learning

When you can’t be with us in person, you can still access all the same content on this topic. Simply click on the masterclass link below to take you to the online masterclass learning space.

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