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Well Being of the Pre-Hospital Care Provider

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Well Being of the Pre-Hospital Care Provider

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  1. Well Being of the Pre-Hospital Care Provider www.ems-safety.com

  2. Introduction • How can we help others if we can’t help ourselves? www.ems-safety.com

  3. Wellness • Wellness has 3 components • Physical • Mental • Emotional www.ems-safety.com

  4. Physical Well-Being • Nutrition • Nutrients • Food groups • Principles of weight control • Tips to change behavior www.ems-safety.com

  5. Physical Well-Being • Physical fitness • Benefits • Cardiovascular endurance • Muscular strength • Muscular flexibility www.ems-safety.com

  6. Physical Well-Being • Sleep • Deprivation • Disruption of circadian timing system www.ems-safety.com

  7. Physical Well-Being • Disease Prevention • Cardiovascular disease • Cancer • Infectious disease www.ems-safety.com

  8. Physical Well-Being • Injury Prevention • Body mechanics during lifting/moving • Hostile Environments • Rescue Situations • Safe vehicle Operations • Safety Equipment and Supplies www.ems-safety.com

  9. Mental & Emotional Health • Substance misuse / abuse control • Anxiety and Stress • Personal Time • Family, Community, Peer connections • Freedom from Prejudice • Cultural differences • Individual differences www.ems-safety.com

  10. Stress • Three stages of stress response • Alarm Reaction • Resistance • Exhaustion www.ems-safety.com

  11. Stress • Factors that trigger stress response • Physiological and psychological effects • Normal, healthy response • Detrimental, unhealthy response • Signs and symptoms of stress • Physical • Emotional • Cognitive • Behavioral www.ems-safety.com

  12. Stress • Causes of Stress in EMS • Environmental Stress • Psychosocial Stress • Personality Stress www.ems-safety.com

  13. Stress • Reactions to Stress • Reactions are individual • Adaptation • Dynamic evolving process • Defense • Coping • Problem Solving • Mastery www.ems-safety.com

  14. Stress • Stress Management Techniques • Critical Incident Stress Management • Organized, formal, peer, mental health • Components of CISM • Situation in which CISM should be considered • Techniques for reducing crisis-induced stress www.ems-safety.com

  15. Coping with Death • Patient and Family needs • Stages of grieving process • Denial • Anger • Bargaining • Depression • Acceptance www.ems-safety.com

  16. Coping with Death • Needs of the Paramedic when dealing with death and the dying www.ems-safety.com

  17. Coping with Death • Developmental considerations when dealing with death and dying • Newborn to three • Three to six • Six to nine • Nine to twelve • Elderly www.ems-safety.com

  18. Preventing Disease Transmission www.ems-safety.com

  19. Terminology • Air/Blood borne pathogens • Exposure • Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sterilization • Body Substance Isolation / Universal Precautions www.ems-safety.com

  20. Sources of Exposure • Needle stick • Broken or scraped skin • Mucous membranes www.ems-safety.com

  21. Protection • Follow work practices • Maintain good health and hygiene habits • Maintain immunizations • Periodic TB screening • Body Substance Isolation • Cleaning, Disinfecting, Disposing of materials / equipment www.ems-safety.com

  22. Well Being • Periodic Risk Assessment • Documenting and Managing an exposure www.ems-safety.com

  23. Questions? www.ems-safety.com