Topic: stress

Side Effects May Vary (Part 2) with Anne Camaro and Jeremy DeMar

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:53 — 20.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Anne Camaro, assistant director of administration and training with the Cambridge Emergency Communications Department, and Jeremy DeMar, director of emergency communications for the city of Springfield, MA....

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Side Effects May Vary (Part 1) with Liz Belmonte and Adam Timm

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:05 — 24.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Liz Belmonte, training supervisor at Cambridge Emergency Communications, and Adam Timm, a 911 trainer and consultant. They discuss a survey about the effects of dispatch stress on...

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Willingness of Medical versus Non-Medical Emergency Responders to Accept Post-Incident Intervention

It has long been anecdotally held by emergency responders that non-medical emergency responders were less willing to accept post-incident intervention following a personally disturbing event than their medical counterparts. Methods: Aspects of emergency responder stress were studied across multiple disciplines of the emergency services: pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), fire protection, law enforcement, and emergency department (ED) or emergency room (ER) personnel....

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Impact of Work-Related Factors on Stress and Health among 911 Calltakers and Dispatchers in California

Empirical literature examining the health and wellness of emergency responders has continued to grow over the past decade. Yet there is a relative absence of literature on 911 telecommunicators, who are often the “first, first responders” in an emergency. Examination of work-related factors that enhance risk for stress and adverse outcomes may improve current prevention and intervention efforts in this population. Methods: Civilian 911 calltakers and dispatchers from the state of...

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O Come, All Ye Burned Out with Kim Rigden

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:03 — 46.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIsabel talks with Kim Rigden, psychology enthusiast and the associate director of accreditation at IAED. They discuss the importance of positive psychology in a field as stressful as emergency dispatch, the concept of...

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Is Dispatching to a Traffic Accident as Stressful as Being in One? Acute Stress Disorder, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Occupational Burnout in 911 Emergency Dispatchers

Emergency dispatchers are exposed to potentially traumatic events at rates that likely exceed that of emergency first responders. Although not physically present at the time of the incident, it is likely that this repeated exposure in concert with highly stressful work conditions could lead to potentially negative emotional and physical outcomes. To date few studies have examined rates of stress related pathology and subsequent impairment in emergency dispatchers. The following study takes an...

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