Crew resource management among critical care providers such as EMS teams may improve patient outcomes of cardiac arrest and resuscitation, according to an article from EMS1.

The article suggests that ineffective leadership and task distribution are greater obstacles to cardiac arrest management than lack of knowledge on the provider’s part.

A concept known as crew resource management (CRM) has been implemented in some systems in order to train non-technical skills such as communication, teamwork, and leadership. Simulation is a part of CRM and it can provide educators and training officers an opportunity to recreate scenarios in order to promote effective leadership and task distribution.