How to Attain & Maintain Top EMS Performance in “The Zone”


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.

Cameron Curtis, President/CEO, AAMS and MedEvac Foundation International

Facilitated by:
Michael J. Lauria, MD, NRP, FP-C; Emergency Medicine Resident, University of New Mexico Hospital; Flight Physician, Lifeguard Air Emergency Services

Taking Care of Our Own programming is in collaboration with:
Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association
International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics


Association of Professional Flight Chaplains
Air Medical Physician Association
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists
Kansas City Mercy Children’s Hospital
National EMS Pilots Association
Survivors Network