Emergency Responder Guides for Self-care

Caring for others in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic has placed unique stressors on EMS providers.  Yet often times EMS providers don't take the necessary time to decompress and take care of themselves.  The following websites are resources for providers to assist in self-care endeavors:

Emergency Responder Tips for Taking Care of Yourself from the CDC

Suggestions for Sustaining Resilience during the COVID-19 Response from ICISF

The Coronavirus Sanity Guide

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NAEMT Course- Managing Stress & Anxiety through COVID-19 Pandemic

NAEMT Stress Training

The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing stress and uncertainty around the world. Prehospital practitioners have the double burden of managing their own stress as well as that of patients they encounter. Compounding the burden are supply shortages, quarantined coworkers, increased family demands, and economic instability. Join NAEMT and Lauren Young, LCSW, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue’s Medical Social Worker, to discuss impacts on emotional health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore tips and strategies to assist both patients and personnel in managing their stress and anxiety during these uncertain times. This webinar will offer 1 hour of approved continuing education credit (CE). Information on how to obtain the CE will be provided in an email following the webinar.


Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force Releases Helpful Self-care Resources for EMS Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many burdens and unique stressors on EMS providers. Therefore, it is crtically important for providers to take a step back to take care of themselves and their families as they conitinue to serve.  The following links are resources to assist in self-care:

Burnout, Self-care and COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders

Burnout, Self care and COVID-19 Exposure for Families of First Responders

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Resources for First Responders    

Managing Patient and Family Distress Associated with COVID-19

Mitigating Absenteeism by Protecting EMS Clinician's Psychological Health and Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus:
How to take care of yourself and your family during this crisis

Register for free to listen to the recording

Coronavirus transformed our lives nearly overnight. Suddenly, we’re bombarded with messages: Stay home, shelter in place, avoid sick people, flatten the curve, not enough ventilators, you may be a carrier for days without symptoms.

For emergency services professionals, the extra layers of worry on top of jobs that are nerve-wracking by design can quickly become overwhelming.In this free webinar, former paramedic, law enforcement trainer and resilience expert Mike Taigman will explain how stress affects first responders and provide strategies you can use to manage during the long haul of this pandemic.You’ll learn: 

  • How stress during emergencies such as the coronavirus outbreak impacts our bodies at a cellular, psychological and emotional level
  • Strategies you can start to use instantly to lower your stress and build resilience during the coronavirus crisis
  • Practical ways public safety leaders can help decrease stress for their personnel on the frontlines of this epidemic

Presented by:
Mike Taigman, Improvement Guide and Lead, ResilientFirst - FirstWatch 

Register Today!
Registration is free. Can't make it? Register anyway and we'll send you a recording after the event. 
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