Getting Ready, Staying Ready: Advanced Teamwork Moves during COVID-19

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Duration Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes
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Recorded: January 13, 2021

About this session

We take it for granted that effective teams apply crisis resource management skills during emergency care, but how often do those teams also rehearse teamwork from the start of each shift together, through centering, agreements, briefings, and practicing connectedness? Amelia Rudolph and Rebecca Minehart share how preparing teams means more than practicing drills, and that conceptualizing care delivered through a “score,” knowing each team member’s essential parts, can help us stay nimble during dynamically shifting crises. Drawing from their experiences in elite performance, clinical care, and simulation, Amelia and Rebecca provide insights into keeping teams resilient in even “dangerous” environments.

Watch this conversation moderated by Jenny Rudolph, PhD on how to prepare for complex high-risk patient care situations and maintain resiliency.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss methods to prepare for complex high-risk patient care situations
  • Discuss strategies to keep yourself resilient, fresh, and prepared for the threats that aren’t going away


Demian Szyld

Demian Szyld, MD, EdM
Senior Director, Faculty Development Program
Center for Medical Simulation
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Szyld is an Emergency Medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szyld was the first Simulation and Education Fellow at the STRATUS Simulation Center at BWH and is actively involved in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and has chaired the Formal Training Affinity Group, led the Affiliations Committee and served as an Accreditation Site Reviewer and completed a term on the Board of Directors (2016-2019).


Jenny Rudolph

Jenny Rudolph, PhD
Executive Director
Center for Medical Simulation
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Rudolph is an organization behavior scholar who has helped health educators world-wide promote dynamic, honest, but non-threatening conversations through the “debriefing with good judgment” approach to reflective conversations. Dr. Rudolph is a life-long athlete who brings the joy of practice to learning in healthcare education, especially feedback, debriefing, and collaboration at point of care.


Rebecca Minehart

Rebecca Minehart, MD, MSHPEd
Obstetric Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Program Director
MGH Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Director, Anesthesia Crisis Courses
Center for Medical Simulation
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Rebecca Minehart is an obstetric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and the Program Director for the MGH Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship. She is an ardent education and patient safety advocate, and has been involved in international efforts to both research and promote best teamwork and communication practices, especially involving speaking up and giving feedback, on the labor and delivery unit, as well as during interprofessional operating room team training sessions using simulation. She is a recognized expert in educational techniques using simulation, and is a core teaching faculty member both at the Center for Medical Simulation in Charlestown, and also for the MGH Learning Laboratory, teaching interprofessional faculty and staff.

She received her Master’s in Health Professions Education from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2015, and was awarded the Partners Research in Medical Education Award in 2014 for her research on feedback. She has received grant funding for research in education from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research as well as the Executive Committee on Teaching and Education at MGH. In addition, she is a member of the ASA’s Interactive Computer-Based Education Editorial Board, the Chair of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Fellowship Program Directors’ Committee, and the Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director representative to SAAAPM.

Amelia Rudolph

Amelia Rudolph
Founder / Director of Special Projects / Dancer
Oakland, California, USA

Amelia is a pioneering artistic director, choreographer and dancer/athlete as well as an entrepreneur, educator and writer. She founded the dance company (Project) BANDALOOP in 1991, bringing together dance, climbing and off-the-ground movement through site-specific work on cliffs, buildings and in theaters. The company is thriving almost thirty years later, a pioneer in a field she helped to define. She is a dynamic public speaker, educator in several areas of the arts both artistic and administrative. She has served the field as a board member, panelist, juror and mentor.

Amelia holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in comparative religion from Swarthmore College and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Her intellectual and artistic sensibilities inform her work inspiring movement innovation, as well as environmental, and social justice driven creativity. Living in India for five years, especially the years she spent in the central Himalaya, have influenced her as a global citizen, and an artist. She thrives in the outdoors, especially in the mountains and the ocean.

She has been named an Irvine Fellow in Dance and awarded funding and commissions for new work from the National Dance Project, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Creative Capital, Rainin Foundation, the Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts SF, The Creative Work Fund, The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, San Francisco Foundation, City of Oakland, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, among others. BANDALOOP is a multi-year grant recipient for organizational support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.