Log in

New Self-Care Pocket Reference Guide for EMS

Friday, September 07, 2018 12:49 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

From the Wisconsin Department of Public Health:

Responding to an emergency situation can be both rewarding and taxing on individuals. First responders coming back from a prolonged deployment may face challenges adjusting to their normal routine. People may display symptoms and reactions such as:

  • Emotional symptoms such as irritability or excessive sadness.
  • Cognitive dysfunction such as difficulty making decisions or following directions.
  • Physical symptoms such as headache, stomach pain, or difficulty breathing.
  • Behavioral reactions such as consuming more alcohol or interpersonal conflict.
  • Failure to adhere to needed physical or psychiatric medication needs.

Self-Care Pocket Reference Guide for Emergency Response Deployment P-01435 (PDF, 256 KB) - A guide for volunteer responders that includes pre- and post- deployment checklists and self-reflection activities. This resource was originally created for the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, and reprinted with their permission.



Home  l  Stars of Life  l  Midwest EMS Expo l  EMS Live Podcast Business Partners  l  Job Board  l  Site Map  l  Contact Us

© 20052018 Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

PAAW Endorsed



Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software