What types of traumatic events and emergencies does this course address?

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The material in this course focuses on common traumatic incidents that first responders and front-line workers regularly encounter.  

 

This includes but is not limited to:

 

-MVA/Industrial accidents
-Fires/Explosions
-Homicide
-Suicide
-Terror Attack
-Mass Shooting/Criminal Violence
-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome-SIDS
-Cardiac Arrest
-Drowning
-Missing Persons

Mass Casualty Incidents are also discussed in the course.
 

What type of topics are learned in this course?

 

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Participants in the course receive a thorough introduction to psychological trauma as it pertains to the patients that first responders serve & interact with on a daily basis, as well as how trauma affects first responders themselves.

 

After receiving a thorough theory-based foundation in acute trauma the course then shifts to place major emphasis on giving students a toolkit with numerous practical interventions for a diverse range of psychological responses & types of traumatic emergencies.

Other components of the course include a workshop for First Responder self-care and resiliency as well as numerous special topics to apply the material to unique environments, populations, & dilemmas.  

What types of professionals have taken & benefited from our course?

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- EMT/Paramedic/Dispatchers
- Physician/PA/Nurses

- Mental Health Professionals
- Educators
- Law Enforcement / Fire
- Search & Rescue / CERT 
- Military Personnel
- Federal and Local Emergency Management Professionals
- Chaplains/Clergy

 

Why train first responders and front-line professionals?

EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire, Hospital Staff, and other front-line professionals are the very first to interact with bystanders & victims or their loves ones during highly traumatic incidents, placing first responders in a unique position.

With the right knowledge and skills, rescuers can make a lifelong impact on those they serve during life's darkest moments of trauma & loss.

 

We also train first responders & agencies to build resilient organizations capable of confronting the unimaginable things that first responders experience regularly in the line of duty.