Justin Morgenstern over at First10EM has published a small book disguised as a blog post on stress in medicine, its effect on performance, and strategies to tackle it effectively.

…if there is just one takeaway point it is this: we are all human. We can’t escape it. Stress is part of our jobs, and stress has significant impacts on how we perform. In emergency medicine, we will never eliminate that stress. Therefore, it is essential that we practice a number of the tools discussed here to ensure that we are always able to perform at our best, even under extreme pressure.

Intentionally or not, Justin has created the go-to #FOAMed reference for stress in medicine, complete with intelligent discussion, relevant physiology, and links to other key resources on the topic.

Read it. Bookmark it. Come back to it later.

 

 

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