Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients

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Psychological Trauma in EMS PatientsComing in September!
NAEMT's Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency.

PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.

This eight-hour, one-day course features scenario-based interactive sessions and lectures. PTEP is designed for EMS practitioners of all levels and will improve the level of customer service provided to their patients.