In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we bring back Dan McGuire from CISM Perspectives to talk about updates to the ways work-related stress for first responders is handled. The biggest change Dan noted was a focus on building resiliency into initial first responder education and ongoing training before the critical incident occurs.
Dan also tells us of a new way of referring to post-traumatic stress by calling it an injury rather than a disorder. Everyone on the call liked that nomenclature change. We all understand getting injured on the job. It’s part of what first responders have to deal with. Calling it an injury when post-traumatic stress after a critical incident keeps takes place is a way to remove a lot of the stigma around the PTSD label.
Also on the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson, and Dr. Joe Holley.
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Paragon Brings “The Experience”
Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.