EMS 102 - Crisis Intervention
Designed to provide students pursuing a degree in Paramedicine with the knowledge to effectively manage psychological emergencies. Included in this course: physiology of stress and managing acute stress reactions, suicide, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, death and dying, drug and alcohol emergencies, burnout of the emergency worker and coping with job-related stress This course is required for application into the second year of the AAS degree in Paramedicine.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Assess the student's own stress levels and coping skills associated with personal and job related factors.
2. Describe how intervention in crisis situations including mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse, child abuse, suicide, and battering might affect the health care provider.
3. Compare and contrast the concepts of balance and resiliency and how they relate to self care, promoting healthy behaviors and responses germane to the burnout syndrome.
4. Discuss the impact of violence on community and the field of medicine.
5. Examine the concept of power and powerlessness of the health care provider and / or the patient or recipient(s) of EMS services.
6. Examine personal biases and prejudices in order to develop a more accepting, tolerant and respectful approach to human diversity.
7. Propose methods of interacting with persons related to a crisis incident and with victims of trauma, illness, or injury.
8. Discuss behavior and interactions for working with a dying patient and their families in a variety of cultural settings.
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