Stress Management for the Emergency Care Provider

Stress Management for the Emergency Care Provider

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Stress has long been correlated with everything from illness and disease to personality changes, substance abuse, divorce and even death. Over the last forty year, our understanding of stress, its effects on the human condition, and how to manage it, have advanced and improved. Appropriate stress management techniques can help build lives, and inappropriate techniques can damange or destroy lives. Stress Management for the Emergency Care provider examines the phenomena of stress and critical incident stress in the emergency services professions. This book explores the latest in stress management techniques and the discussions and controversies in the literature. It begins with an overview of stress, the stress response, and effective stress management techniques and then highlights the nature of emergency service stress and how those elements can make emergency service workers more vulnerable to the effects of critical incidents. Finally, a special chapter presents an overview of the scientific method and then presents a critical analysis of the literature regarding CISD and emergency service providers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 172.7 x 233.7 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130096865
  • 9780130096869

Table of contents

Preface 1. The Nature of Stress 2. Effective Stress Management Techniques 3. Emergency Service Stress 4. Critical Incidents 5. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 6. Critical Incident Stress Management 7. CISD: A Critical Analysis Glossary Posttest Answers to Posttest Appendix A: DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) Appendix B: The Formal CISD Process Consists of Seven Stages or Phrases Appendix C: CISM: The Seven Core Elements Appendix D: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. Appendix E: References Bibliography Index
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About Alan A. Mikolaj

Alan A. Mikolaj Montgomery College, The Woodlands, TX Goldstar EMS, Houston, TX
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