Time-Critical Decision-Making: “When Seconds Count…” Program Overview
0200 in the morning—the tone goes off on your radio. A major accident has taken place on I-77 involving multiple cars and a transport truck. The initial call lets you know that there are multiple victims with at least two pinned in their vehicles. The scene has a distinct odor of chemicals in the air. What are you thinking while en route to the scene? What are your responsibilities? Has this ever happened before on I-77? Are we ready inside the ER for the arrival of the trauma? Has the proper information been passed? Who are the players? What kind of time do I have? How am I going to respond?
First Responders and medical personnel are faced with making critical decisions for scenarios just like this every day of their lives. Unlike other environments, however, First Responders know that their decisions can mean the difference between life and death.
In this seminar, we will discuss the time-critical decision-making environment—and the factors that contribute to high-stakes decision-making—in order to enhance First Responder skills in high-stress, high-tempo environments.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Identify the key factors associated with of time critical decision-making
Recognize the impacts of organizational and strategic-level decisions on tactical level decision-making.
Understand the impacts of leadership in a time critical environment.
Identify factors contributing to human error and risk-avoidance.
Recognize and develop opportunities for the transfer of experience and knowledge
Implement scenario-based training in order to learn from other experts in their field of expertise.
Seminar Goals: Time-Critical Decision Making in High-Pressure Environments, Organizational and Leadership Impacts in Time-Critical Environments, Scenario Based Training: Strategies for Transferring Experience and Knowledge in Time-Critical Decision-Making Environments
Who Should Participate
All First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Trauma Services, and Registered Nurses.
Speaker: Matthew Currin
Matthew Currin—the founder of the Convene FRx Academy and the Convene Training App—is an industry leader in Time Critical Decision Making and the “Transfer on Experience and Knowledge” across a range of high tempo, high stakes environments. He brings years of experience as an Officer and pilot in the US Marine Corps, including several combat tours in both Kosovo and Afghanistan. Matthew led many of the initial combat missions in 2001 in Afghanistan. During his tenure in the Marine Corps, Matthew was also responsible for implementing a $48 Million dollar initiative for Crew Resource Management (CRM) for the MV-22 Osprey Program to better enhance time critical decision-making and risk and resource management for the platform.
Through sharing of his own stories and experiences—many of which were learned through fatal consequences—Matthew provides an opportunity for participants to not only to learn about time critical decision making, but also reflect on their own knowledge and experience and develop strategies for transferring those lessons to others.
In addition to his speaking engagements, Matthew serves as an AirCare Pilot for Wake Forest Baptist Healthcare and is a Regional Relief Pilot where he continues to learn, practice, assess, and implement real world techniques for time critical decision making skills in First Responder environments.
Hosted by Galax Fire and Pipers Gap Rescue
Location: Galax Fire Department
300 W Grayson St, Galax, VA 24333
POC- Mike Ayers
Date and Time: November 4th at 1830