Call it size-up, assessment or situational awareness; the ability to perceive and interpret information is critical for managing any emergency incident. But when does focused concentration turn into tunnel vision? Sometimes the training and experience that we rely on to do our job can make us perceive and even recall events very differently than they actually are, sometimes with disastrous results. Using a step-by-step approach, this program discusses how to develop the ability to better direct attention to critical cues without losing sight of additional information vital to the emergency.
-Interactive Role Play
-Question and Answer
Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
-Both the importance and the danger of focus and attention to detail in emergency services.
-How to manage distracters and minimize the impact that they have on our attention.
-How we overestimate our ability to perceive, process and recall information, especially during emergency operations.
-How preparation and training can impact what we think we see and hear on calls, both positively and negatively.
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