Healthcare Practitioners Performing Under Pressure

By Bonnie Hutchinson

“…At this point, I’ve got tunnel vision. Everything in the centre of my vision is completely clear and everything in the periphery is completely blurry. But I can see exactly what I’m doing. I recognize the situation… I’m talking to myself… “I take a second. I take a breath, just one breath, in and out. I look around the
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Healthcare Practitioners: Medical Musicians

By Bonnie Hutchinson

If you want to see and hear spontaneous improvised brilliance, be in a room where experienced musicians are jamming. They’re not so much playing as playing around. They’re sparking off one another, creating new sounds and rhythms for the sheer joy of it. One musician starts riffing on a guitar. Percussion kicks in with a more exciting
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Healthcare Practitioners “Surfing” to Optimum Performance

By Bonnie Hutchinson

To see Steven Kotler now, you’d have a hard time imagining that he once made what seemed like a perfectly rational non-emotional decision to end his life. Award-winning journalist and speaker, Steven Kotler is best-selling author or co-author of books such as The Rise of Superman, Abundance, Bold and Stealing Fire. He’s steeped in science,
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Healthcare Practitioners Saving Lives

By Bonnie Hutchinson

ACLS, MET, RRT, CUE? Alphabet soup? No. You probably know ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support. You may have heard of MET – Medical Emergency Teams (also known as Rapid Response Teams or RRTs). CUE may be new to you. It refers to “Hone CUE Recognition” – virtual simulation training modules you can download to your smartphone or
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In Praise of Healthcare “Technicians”

By Bonnie Hutchinson

In the world of academia, cognitive knowledge is rightfully prized. But “cognitive” is not the only kind of knowledge – as every healthcare practitioner knows. Of course you need to know how the human body functions. Of course you need to know time-tested protocols. But ultimately, all that knowing is in service of DOING – providing
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Healthcare Practitioners Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Bonnie Hutchinson

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Saskatoon SK, about 7:30 a.m.:  Evan Pyra leaves his basement suite and goes out to his car to get a phone charger. He smells fire and sees smoke billowing from the main floor of the house. To his shock, the house is on fire. He goes around to the front of the house and sees his main floor neighbour inside. She’s
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Healthcare Practitioners and Grit

By Bonnie Hutchinson

Pick a field of endeavour, any field. What characteristic is a predictor of exceptional expertise and success? What is even more important than intelligence, talent or natural ability? Grit. If you’re a healthcare practitioner, you almost certainly have it. Do you see yourself in any of these definitions of “grit”? Grit: courage
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Healthcare Practitioners and the Ultimate Climb

By Bonnie Hutchinson

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:28 a.m. Alex Honnold climbs up and over the top ledge of El Capitan. A few hikers arrive at the summit, following paths up a valley slope. They smile a greeting, thinking Honnold is a fellow hiker. They don’t realize he took a different route – the vertical route. *** We’ll get to what this has to do
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Health Practitioners and Simulation Training

By Bonnie Hutchinson

Let’s assume that you aspire to be, not merely a competent health practitioner, but an expert health practitioner. You came into the field with high ideals. You intend to achieve mastery in your chosen profession. You want to be of optimum benefit to those who need your skills. To be an expert practitioner requires numerous types of training.
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Healthcare Practitioners and Cue Recognition

By Bonnie Hutchinson

What separates expert Healthcare Practitioners from novices? Experience, of course. But experience is not the same as expertise. One specific ability stands out as the difference between expert and non-expert Healthcare Practitioners: cue recognition. That ability is present, not only among expert Healthcare Practitioners but among
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Error-Proofing for Healthcare Professionals

By Bonnie Hutchinson

Quick. Think of something you’re really good at. Maybe cycling or rock climbing or playing a musical instrument. Maybe reading or solving math puzzles or the game of chess. Your body does what it’s supposed to do – the right motions at the right time at the optimum pace – without you having to think about it. Your mind does that
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Health Practitioners “In the Zone”

By Bonnie Hutchinson

If you’re a cyclist or a runner, you’ve probably experienced the state of “flow” or being “in the zone.” You’ve pushed past some limits. You reach a state where your breath, your muscles, every part of your body and mind are in absolute synch. Time disappears. You’re totally in the moment. Nothing else exists. You may be tired
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Recognize Cues – in life and in healthcare

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Features with deeper meaning The low fuel light in your car. The half-open lid of your mailbox. The sound of your front door opening. These are all features of our environment that have meaning for us. They all signify something deeper than what you see or hear. We need to get gas, the mail arrived, our significant other is
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Healthcare Practitioners and Performance Psychology

By Bonnie Hutchinson

You know at least some of their names… *    The head of a national cycling team that’s dominated Olympic and Tour de France cycling events since 2008; *    A world-renowned musician who plays one or more instruments (possibly including voice), composes new music, and changes the genre; *    A leader in a country with a powder
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Critical Success Factors: From Cycling to Healthcare

By Bonnie Hutchinson

9From cycling to health care? Yes! The experience of a British cycling team has been applied in many different fields: sports, business, aviation – and health care. You can benefit from what they’ve learned. As well, Hone Virtual Education is developing a new resource that provides practical help so you can apply what’s been learned to
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Hone CUE Recognition on the App Store

The Hone CUE Recognition App will soon be available on the App Store for early adopters. When it is available - you will be able to download it via the link below.

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