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Thursday, November 1 • 5:25pm - 5:45pm
Safety Officer Workshop: EMS Educators: Gatekeepers to the Mental Wellness Mindset

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PTSD and suicide awareness among EMS providers increases by the day, but many providers are stuck in the “Paramedics don’t cry,” mindset. Where did new EMS providers learn they must be unbreakable bastions standing against anything that comes their way? As the entry point to the profession for most providers, educators must acknowledge the difficulties related to caring for others, provide them with tools for mental wellness, and give them permission to be resilient and experience human emotions. Components of the larger picture such as fatigue, moral injury, and workplace stress, will be addressed as well as tools to develop and maintain a mental wellness mindset. Common stressors for students and impending suicide indicators will also be discussed.

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Amy Eisenhauer, EMT

Consultant, Educator, EMS Consulting Services
Amy Eisenhauer is a dynamic presenter at EMS conferences nationwide, raising awareness on topics such as provider suicide, response to hoarding events, and career development for EMS professionals. As a certified Emergency Medical Technician, she has served the New Jersey Emergency... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 5:25pm - 5:45pm CDT
Room 102AB