Podcast 3 “working in PPE compromises communication” – tips on how to improve


Martin Bromiley OBE discusses communication techniques when wearing PPE with Dr Stephen Hearns, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Helicopter Transfer and Mountain Rescue Doctor and author of “Peak Performance Under Pressure”.  Stephen is on the NHS frontline in Glasgow, dealing with patients arriving at the hospital with severe Covid-19 symptoms.

Stephen discusses the challenges of working in PPE with teams he has never met, during extreme pressure in emergency rooms.

He looks at techniques for improving communication ranging from structured briefings to using key words and closed loop communications to improve performance in high stress situations.