Board 368 - Research Abstract Does Physical Stress Alter Provider Performance? (Submission #1358)

  title={Board 368 - Research Abstract Does Physical Stress Alter Provider Performance? (Submission \#1358)},
  author={Vivian Lee and Abby Fitzgerald and Lily Victoria Ver and John Conrad Uy and James A. Frank and Richard L Fidler and Jan Hirsch},
  journal={Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare},
Introduction/Background Anesthesia providers are required to manage emergency situations all over the hospital. Clinicians are generally notified of a crisis without prior warning and expected to arrive within minutes, to rapidly assess the situation and to act immediately and appropriately while still under physical stress from running to the site of the emergency. The necessary measures to respond to the emergency typically require short and long term memory, executive function and technical… 



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