Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients
July 8, 2018
About PTEP: Through the use of case-based lectures, interactive student activities, and realistic scenario stations, the course helps providers practice and discuss the integration of this information into their EMS practice. The evidence based content reviews the physiological and psychological effects that occur when patients and family members experience an emergency situation requiring EMS involvement. These events can leave lasting emotional scars. Along with patients, EMS providers experience a variety of psychological trauma due to the nature of EMS work. This course addresses psychological trauma and the integral role that EMS providers play in mitigating the long-term effects on patients. The course also includes a section designed to help identify stressors EMS providers experience and how to seek help. Successful completion of the course will result in an NAEMT certificate and 8-hours of CAPCE accredited CEUs
Eligibility: This course is open to all currently licensed/certified EMS providers and EMS instructors.