Timothy S. Redding has been involved in EMS for over 25 years. He has been teaching both hospital and prehospital emergency personnel for over a decade and is certified as an instructor by the American Heart Association, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the State of New Hampshire, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, among others.
Tim is an experienced paramedic and has worked in challenging urban and rural EMS systems. Tim was recently named New Hampshire EMS Educator of the Year for 2017.
Tim discusses the implications of cognitive dissonance in EMS and how we can reduce cognitive dissonance in our decision making. He goes through various types of bias we may not realize when making decisions, including confirmation, plan continuation and anchoring.
Tim wraps up with decision fatigue and cognitive reframing.