The Emergency Mind Podcast

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36: Peak Performance Under Pressure

---Stephen Hearns, MB ChB

Building expertise in high-pressure performance emergency and aeromedical retrieval medicine, with Dr. Stephen Hearns, author of Peak Performance Under Pressure

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35: Finding Coherence

---Katelyn Dowling, PhD

Deepening and leveraging the connections between your heart and your mind, with Dr. Katelyn Dowling, PhD in Clinical Psychology and creator of Sustainable Self. 

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34: Bias and Performance Under Pressure

---Resa Lewiss, MD

On processing and responding to bias, aggression, and prejudice while performing under pressure, with ER doctor and educator Resa Lewiss, MD.

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33: Building Systems for Mastery

---Bryan Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP

Owning your role in difficult situations, building iterative self improvement, embracing feedback, and more, with emergency pharmacist, toxicologist, and educator Bryan Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP

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32: Pause and Reflect

---Phindile Chowa, MD FACEP

Creating space for calm action, connecting to our common humanity, the power of pausing to reflect, and more, with emergency physician and educator Dr. Phindile Chowa, MD, FACEP.

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31: Understanding Cognitive Load

---Adam Szulewski MD PhD

Understanding cognitive load theory during a crisis, measuring expertise, building systems to improve performance, and more with emergency doctor and cognitive load expert Adam Szulewski MD PhD

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30: Pride in Preparation

---Jimmy L. Pruitt III, PharmD, BCPS

How preparation leads to success, communication across disciplines, and more, with emergency pharmacist and educator Jimmy Pruitt III.

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29: Raising Your Mean

---Christina Shenvi, MD PhD

How to focus your mind during a crisis, build deeper joy in your work, and raise the average of your everyday with Christina Shenvi, MD PhD. 

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28: How to Decide

---Annie Duke

How to make better decisions under pressure, with world-class decision expert and former pro poker player Annie Duke: the power of the unexpected, looking for dispersion, and maximizing on our ability to rapidly update mental models.

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27: Designing Scripts for Mastery

---Lauren Allister, MD

On building technical and emotional protocols to succeed in high pressure cases, screaming during math class, theater in Emergency Medicine and more with ER Doc and Pediatric EM Specalist Lauren Allister, MD

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26: Fueling Emergency Performance

---Leisa Deutsch, MD

On nutrition and emergency performance with Leisa Deutch, MD, ER doc and deputy director of the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab.

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25: Bridging the Why and the How

---Chris Taicher, MD

ER doctor Chris Taicher on being clear about your personal why, then focusing on the gritty details of how you accomplish it.

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24: Performance is a Choice

---Kristen Holmes + WHOOP

On executing the big and little things individuals and teams need to do to set up to perform under pressure and succeed when it matters the most, with Kristen Holmes, VP of Human Performance at WHOOP.

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23: Success, Compassion, and Crisis

---Al'ai Alvarez, MD

On defining success in emergencies for individuals and teams, the importance of compassion, and more, with ER doctor and Stanford Professor Al'ai Alvarez, MD

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22: Culture, Form, and Function

---Felix Ankel, MD

On building the structures needed to succeed at resuscitation, synthesizing knowledge, and finding story arcs in unpredictable times, with ER doctor Felix Ankel, MD

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21: High Performance Humanity

---Kent Yoshimura + Ryan Chen

Becoming lifelong students of human performance, with Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen: deep thinkers, martial artists, and co-founders of Neuro, a high-performance health and wellness company.

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20: Starting Your Journey

---Ramin Tabatabi, MD

Advice on starting new phases of life and responsibility and on learning to fail productively with ER doctor Ramin Tabatabi, MD, from LAC+USC.

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19: You Are Free to Walk Away

---Adaira Landry, MD

Exploring different types of stress, thinking about what leaders look like in emergencies, and recognizing that we are not yet our best selves, with ER doctor Adaira Landry, MD, from Harvard Medical School.

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18: Bringing your Whole Self to Work

---Emily Brumfield, MD

Bringing your humanity into your work, applying algorithmic thinking without becoming a robot, and functioning at the edge of uncertainty, with ER doctor Emily Brumfield, MD, from Ochsner Medical Center. 

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16b: Processing Emotions On and Off Shift

---Derek Monette, MD

Bonus round with ER doctor Derek Monette, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital about processing difficult emotions and complex cases both on and off shift.

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Mastering appropriate focus and letting go of perfection with ER doctor Kimo Takayesu, MD. , from Massachusetts General Hospital and Minerva Medical Simulation

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16: Plan B is Part of the Plan

---Derek Monette, MD

Switching (flawlessly) to plan B, the importance of shared mental models, and being mentally flexible during an emergency with  ER doctor Derek Monette, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital.

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A four minute guided meditation to help get you ready for whatever COVID-19 (or anything else) sends your way.

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15: Coming Back to Purpose

---Andrea Austin, MD

Finding purpose, hope, and forward movement during the Corona Pandemic with ER doctor Lieutenant Commander Andrea Austin, MD.from the Naval Trauma Training Center at USC + LA County.

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14: Standby for Chaos

---Navy EOD Expert Ryan Anderson

How disposing an explosive device is like approaching a sick patient and how training the basics will save your lives and the lives of others, with Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) expert Ryan Anderson. 

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Preparing ourselves to be the best during the worst of what comes our way--Stoic philosophy and emergency medicine with ER doctor Dan McCollum, MD

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12: Running Your Own Race

---Emily Rose, MD

Working with the myth of perfection, learning to run your own race, and finding joy as you keep tuning your instrument, with Emily Rose, MD

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11: Signal to Noise and Setting the Tone

---Andrew Eyre, MD MS

Setting the tone in a critical case, optimizing signal to noise ratio for learning, and the joys of simulation with Andrew Eyre, MD MS 

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10: Overtrain then Let Go

---Bret Whitman

Mental training for big waves and deep dives with freediver, spearfisher, big-wave-surfer, and all-around great dude Bret Whitman. 

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09: Mindfulness Can Start Now

---Jodi Strock, LMFT

Digging in about starting a mindfulness practice and the interaction of body, mind, and emotion in and out of crisis with licensed marriage and family therapist and super cool human Jodi Strock.

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08: Don't Panic. Enjoy the Ride. 

---BJJ Prof. Gustavo Gasperin

Digging in with multiple-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion Professor Gustavo Gasperin about learning and deploying skills under pressure, the importance of mindset, and choosing to relax instead of panic. 

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07: Algorithms and Jazz in the ER

---Dana Sajed, MD

Algorithmic and improvisational thinking in music and in the ER with the emergency doctor, ultrasound expert, and deeply cool human Dana Sajed, MD.

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06: Hope for Nothing, Fear Nothing, Be Free

---MMA Coach Pete Panos

Conversation with MMA Coach Pete Panos from UPRISE MMA in Los Angeles, CA, about finding calm during a fight and balancing the physical and the mental aspects of training.

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05: Unnecessary Opportunities for Failure

---Amy Hildreth, MD

Training for the unexpected and eliminating unnecessary opportunities for failure with Lieutenant Amy Hildreth, MD, from the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA

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04: Sangfroid- Bringing Cool to Chaos

---Dan Dworkis, MD PhD

Sangfroid. Literally: "cold blooded," it' the ability to stay calm under pressure. In this episode, I talk about Sangfroid not as an innate talent but as a skill that each of us can develop, and about several ways we can start training sangfroid today

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03: Simulation, Visualization, and Pressure

---Andrea Austin, MD

Deep conversation with Lieutenant Commander Andrea Austin, MD, from the Naval Trauma Training Center at USC + LA County about the importance of simulation, visualization, and pressure as a creative force.

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02:  Compassion and Humility in the ER

---Erik Anderson, MD

Diving into compassion, humility, and rural emergency medicine with ER doctor Erik Anderson, MD.

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01: The Emergency Mind

---Dan Dworkis, MD PhD

An introduction to the four things that ER doctors do during times of crisis to stay cool and perform well under pressure.