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Wednesday, October 31 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Psychomotor Mastery: How to Teach Our Hands to Move

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Once we’ve reached psychomotor competence in the lab, how can we be sure we will have peak performance in stressful “wicked” environments? In this session, Ginger Locke will detail how she and her colleagues teach psychomotor skills. Topics include: How to develop a task analysis, the neuroscience behind muscle memory, why prompt expert feedback is essential, proper use of simulation for stress inoculation, how to keep the learner motivated through effortful practice and why spaced repetition is superior to long practice sessions. The process of continuing to practice a skill after competence has been reached is called overlearning and it leads to muscle memory. Muscle memory is useful, powerful sauce, but it also comes with warnings. Come hear the best practices in psychomotor education.

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Ginger Locke, BA, NRP

Associate Professor of EMS Professions, Austin Community College
Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. As an Associate Professor of EMS Professions at Austin Community College (Austin, Texas) and as the creator of the Medic Mindset podcast, she has immersed herself in the art and science of thinking and performing under pressure... Read More →

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 202AB