An EMS provider and mental health expert discusses the impact COVID-19 can have on EMS providers' mental health and how they can cope with these challenges.
During interfacility transfer, it's key for paramedics to have access to as much information as possible. Yet, for a long time, paramedics haven't had the proper equipment to effectively X-ray patients. We discuss the issues around this and how the field can move forward.
Your health as a provider is a priority for your organization. When you understand cumulative stress disorder you can show your colleagues how much they are valued and how much you care about this growing epidemic.
It’s important to recognize that the constant stress and pressure of bad calls can build over time, weigh us down and cause problems for us down the road. How do we arm ourselves against first responder stress? The answer: self-care.
The difficulty with PTSD in first responders is that it’s hard to spot. It’s easy to hear about a mass casualty incident, an active shooter or any number of large-scale, high-visibility incidents and think, “Wow, someone should check on those providers.” But PTSD is different for everyone and people need help might not be getting it.