Train Hard to Fight Easy [2013]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A110

   Joshua Hodson, Paramedic / EMS Instructor, Hocking County EMS

Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Secondary Track: Social and Behavioral
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


Train Hard to Fight Easy is designed for all emergency medical service (EMS) providers. It illustrates the negative outcomes that come from being overstressed or suffering from cognitive overload whlie performing EMS functions.  Moreover, the presenter discusses techniques that an EMS provider can use to reduce cognitive overload and perform under difficult circumstances. Finally, he shows how adding real world situations to regular training can enhace EMS performance.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the psychologic/physiologic effects of stress on EMS providers
Explain techniques to minimize stress response and cognitive overload
Recognize the importance of adding realism to EMS training

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  CDMS: 1
  EMS: 1.2
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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