Books & Publications

 

Peak Performance Under Pressure

Stephen’s new book on performance is due to be released on the 19th of October. In order to guarntee a copy as soon as its published, Amazon are currently accepting pre-orders.

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How can we maintain the optimal level of pressure we need to perform at our best? What systems and tools can we use to own the pressure? What techniques can we apply to regain personal composure and situational control when under excessive pressure?

All of us experience moments when we are under pressure and need to perform to a high standard. While the right level of pressure enhances our performance, excessive pressure leads to cognitive overload, stress and compromises our ability to perform. How can we own the pressure to achieve peak performance?

Drawing on 20 years of leadership experience in high pressure emergency medical and rescue situations, Stephen Hearns describes the consequences of pressure, both positive and negative, and teaches the strategies we need to attain states of peak performance. Using first-hand accounts of high-pressure situations within emergency medicine, mountain rescue and helicopter retrieval, the book covers cognitive aids, teamwork, organisational culture and tactical leadership. It also describes how we can use different training and simulation techniques to prepare ourselves and our teams to deal with excessive pressure. It will appeal to doctors, ambulance clinicians, firefighters, military personnel, rescue teams and business leaders as well as anyone hoping to improve their own performance during high-pressure situations.

More details on Amazon.

Other books

Stephen has also contributed to the following books:


Oxford handbook of Retrieval Medicine   


Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine 


Expedition Medicine


ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine


Publications

Dr Stephen Hearns


Major Incidents - Training for on-site medical personnel
J. A&E Med
1999


First aid training and equipment in UK mountain rescue teams
Prehosp Imm. Care
1999


Medical and safety cover for a mountain marathon
Prehosp Imm. Care
1999


The role of the trek medical officer
Travel Med Int
2000


Expedition medicine
BMJ Career Focus
2000


Mountain rescue medicine
BMJ Career Focus
2000


Event Medicine
BMJ Career Focus
2001


The Scottish Mountain Rescue Casualty Study
EMJ
2003


Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
BMJ Career Focus
2004


Establishing an Emergency Medical Retrieval Service
EMJ
2006


A rural Emergency Medical Service: the first year
EMJ
2006


Spinal injuries in Scottish Mountaineers
J.Wild. & Env. Med
2006


Retrieval medicine: a review and guide for UK practitioners
EMJ
2006


The trauma workload of an emergency medical retrieval service
Injury extra
2007


The first 3 years of the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service
Annals of EM
2008


The UK helicopter ambulance tasking study
Injury
2009


On-scene times and critical care interventions for an aeromedical retrieval service
EMJ
2011


In-flight cooling after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Resuscitation
2010


Performance measurement in British Helicopter Emergency Medical Services and Australian Air Medical Services
EMJ
2011


Use of prothrombin complex concentrates: 4 –year experience of a national aeromedical retrieval service
EMJ
2012 


Comparison of factors associated with desaturation in prehospital emergency anaesthesia in primary and secondary retrievals
EMJ
2013


Epidemiology and location of primary retrieval missions
Eur J. EM
2017