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Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients

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.

The 8-hour classroom course features scenario-based interactive sessions and lectures. Topics covered include:

The invisible wounds of psychological trauma

Reducing psychological traumatic stress

Understanding the physiological stress response

Applying the eSCAPe principle to patient care

Patient simulations

Recognizing psychological trauma within EMS

PTEP is designed for EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers. The course is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Certificaton: CME
Type: CME
Instructor: Jamie Barton
Costs: FREE
Last Updated: 02/19/2019 by Jamie Barton


Jamie Barton
Tel: 518-587-5590

How To Register

  • Email Jamie Barton at j.barton@wiltonems.org
  • For More Information

  • Email Jamie Barton at j.barton@wiltonems.org
  • Schedule

    sessions start date end date time location county  
    Number of Sessions: 1
    04/04/2019 04/04/2019 09:00 AM - 05:00 AM Wilton EMS
    1 Harran Lane
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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