Episode 80 – Resus Kung Fu w/Dr. Michael Lauria


“Kung” means “skillful work” and “Fu” means “time spent”. “Resus Kung Fu” refers to the resuscitation skills we acquire over time to become a true master. But how do we achieve mastery of these cognitive abilities and technical skills? And what role does stress inoculation play in training? Join us and Dr. Michael Lauria in this podcast episode where we answer these questions.


Topics of discussion include:

  • Complex clinical problem solving in simulation
  • Exercises to enhance cognitive abilities and fluid intelligence
  • Drills
  • Deliberate practice


Michael Lauria, MD, NRP, FP-C started working in emergency services in 2002 as a Firefighter/EMT-I.  In 2005, he graduated from Dartmouth College and enlisted in the Air Force, completed the rigorous Pararescue (PJ) training pipeline, and served at the 321st Special Tactics Squadron.  During his service he deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as the primary medic assigned to a Combat Search and Rescue Team, Joint Special Operations Task Force, and in support of C Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).  In October 2012, he returned to New Hampshire after accepting a position as a Critical Care/Flight Paramedic for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART).  Michael graduated with honors from the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine in 2018 and completed Emergency Medicine residency at the University of New Mexico.  Currently, he is an EMS Fellow and will go onto a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine.  Outside of clinical responsibilities, he writes for the EMCrit podcast, consults for various emergency service organizations, and speaks around the world on clinical human factors and improving clinical performance in stressful situations.

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