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Cries for help; maneuvering through carnage; wails of heartbreak from grieving loved ones; being held at gunpoint – these are all instances that the average individual would equate with the makings of the “worst day of their lives” but in reality these situations are all typical occurrences in the lives of our emergency medicine providers. What happens when our everyday heroes need support? When these haunting situations preoccupy your mind to the point that it begins to change you – the images you cannot erase and the calls you cannot shake combined with the demands of marriage, family, finances, and daily life take its toll. How do we help save YOU, our lifesavers, and eliminate the stigma of weakness that is associated with an admission that help is needed?

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The Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center’s Empowering our Heroes – Promoting & Preserving Mental Wellness in EMS series serves to improve knowledge within the EMS community regarding the critical issue of mental wellness. Funded via by an educational grant from the Florida Department of Health, each presentation within the series will be created by experts in the field of emergency medicine and EMS as they approach the topic from an awareness standpoint rather than a diagnostic one.

Below is a listing of the courses to be featured in FCEP & EMLRC’s Empowering our Heroes – Promoting & Preserving Mental Wellness in EMS series:

EMS Wellness…Where are We?

EMS Wellness…Where are We?
Playback available through January 13, 2018 via ReadyTalk
Presented by Kristin McCabe-Kline, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, ACHE & Robert Brandon, EMT

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Cries for help; maneuvering through carnage; wails of heartbreak from grieving loved ones; being held at gunpoint – these are all instances that the average individual would equate with the makings of the “worst day of their lives” but in reality these situations are all typical occurrences in the lives of our emergency medicine providers. The very nature of the business for an emergency medical technician, paramedic, or other emergency medicine professional is one that is highly stressful, carries with it long hours of multi-day shiftwork, and one that is very unpredictable. Many of these lifesavers suffer daily with the stress that these traumatic incidences have reeked on their lives. Whether it’s nightmares or emotional distress, many are reluctant to reach out for help because of the stigma associated with mental wellness within the EMS community and because they are not sure what resources there are for help. During this presentation, we will discuss the critical issue of mental wellness in EMS, review the risks of a stressful work environment; explain post-traumatic stress disorder and review a quality of life scale that assesses the positive and negative effects work can have on your quality of life.  

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For more information on the playback webinar and continuing education information, click here!

 

 

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