Crisis Resource Management – from ALiEM

SimCRM and SBT… just another set of acronyms in the world of medical education?  Don’t we already have enough??

Not quite!  Rather, Crisis Resource Management (CRM) is a complementary approach to Simulation Based Training (SBT). It can enhance current ongoing medical simulations or provide foundation for a vigorous curriculum when launching new simulation programs.


Crisis Resource Management is the ability to translate medical knowledge to real world actions, in the setting of an emergency.

Rather than a separate entity from medical simulation, CRM principles can be looked at as a way to focus and shape medical simulation curriculum and especially the objectives of each case to focus upon development of critical skill-sets that contribute to optimal team function and success during crisis.”

Read the rest HERE

Making Things Happen

From the 2013 SMACC conference – this is Cliff Reid delivering a talk called ‘Making Things Happen’:

Using trauma as an example, Cliff looks at and provides his solutions for elements of resuscitation that can derail even the most competent team – including cognitive overload, inappropriate team tasking, loss of situational awareness, and the inability to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN…

This talk is a great companion to ‘Own The Resus

Own the resus!

This is Cliff Reid delivering a talk at the 2012 Essentials of Emergency Medicine Conference.

Cliff is a doctor with one or two letters after his name (FACEM FCEM FCRSEd FRCP FCCP FFICM EDIC DRTM DIMC CFEU) who spends a considerable portion of his time as a lead educator for the Greater Sydney Area HEMS.

‘Own The Resus’ is his take on how to be an effective leader in a resuscitation situation. There are some absolute pearls in here – my favourite is ‘fake it till you become it‘!