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Thursday, November 1 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Learning Center: How to Keep Caring (and Avoid EMS Toxicity)

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This interactive session explores the harsh reality of performing our jobs in EMS day after day, year after year. Low wages make it necessary for some to hold down multiple jobs and work long hours; others may dedicate many hours a week as volunteers to fill service gaps. This session will look at the ways these factors can affect how we treat our patients, as well as exploring associated long-term effects on providers’ emotional well-being, ways to cope, resiliency, vulnerability, and simulation training to improve our empathy, patient communication, and compassion skills.

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Joanne Piccininni, MBA, NRP, MICP

Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Bergen Community College
Joanne Piccininni, MBA, NRP, MICP, is a New Jersey & National Registry Paramedic for twenty years with experience as an EMS Educator for two hospital-based EMS systems in northern NJ. As her passion for education developed, she transitioned to academia, now teaching Paramedic Science... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall