Resources for ISTC NSOCM students

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This is a post intended for the NSOCM students I presented to last week at the ISTC The title of my session was: ‘Practice, Perform, Process': Strategies for Building Mental Toughness. Here are some of the resources I used to design the session, which I believe will be useful for you guys. Books On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology […]

An EM Trainee’s Learning Points from ESICM LIVES 2016

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I had the opportunity to attend the European Society of Intensive Care Society (ESICM) annual conference in Milan this month. It was an interesting conference with expert speakers from all over the world of critical care. The conference spanned three days, and all talks were only 15 minutes followed by 2 questions. This post is a summary […]

ICEM Presentation References

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Here is the list of references for my presentation at ICEM 2016 – ‘A UK Trainee’s Lessons From the Western Cape’. A recording of the presentation itself will follow shortly. References Arora, S., et al. (2011). “Mental practice enhances surgical technical skills: a randomized controlled study.” Ann Surg 253(2): 265-270. Asken, M. J. (2010). Warrior […]

Lessons From South Africa

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I recently completed a 3-month postgraduate EM elective in Cape Town, South Africa. I arranged the elective through Stellenbosch University, and worked in 2 hospitals – New Somerset Hospital in the Cape Town city centre, and Khayelitsha District Hospital in the nearby township. I hunted down the experience in order to sample a new flavour […]