Quakertown Fire Company
Prerequisites: Must be NJ certified EMT
This course educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and the 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. MAEMT s Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patient s hidden wounds-intense fear, stress and pain-during a medical emergency.