critical incident stress


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critical incident stress

One's emotional reaction to a catastrophic event such as a mass casualty incident or the death of a patient or coworker. Often such events negatively affect the well-being of health care providers.
See also: stress
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Critical Incident Stress Management: The Basic Course Workbook, 2nd edition (Ellicott City, MD: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, 1998).
HQ also provides critical incident stress management support, including an on-call service to help employees deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event.
Coles currently serves as a a subject matter specialist for crisis management activities: - Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD) .
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Other speakers included Chief Ron Beesley, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, discussing methods used by emergency management, paramedic and firefighter personnel to cope with critical incident stress and Paul R.
Victor Welzant, a psychologist and education director at the Maryland-based International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, said training varies from organization to organization, but peer support is essential in helping emergency responders deal with a traumatic event, whether it be the loss of a co-worker or stressful event such as a mass casualty.
In addition, Holwager has trained trainers in critical incident stress management, which provides support to staff following difficult situations.
Paramedic and firefighter McEvoy has developed critical incident stress management programs for emergency responders and hospital staff.
For example, they can discuss the situation with others involved or attend a structured critical incident stress debriefing, which may help everyone connected with the situation.

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