Episode 17: Broken? Impact on the rescuer

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This episode has been compiled over a year – many thanks to our four contributors, who have shared their stories and knowledge. They were interviewed at TraumaCare 2016, TraumaCare 2017 and the BASICS/FPHC Conference 2016.

If you ever need to talk about the impact of stresses and work experiences on you, please find a friend, colleague, GP, work Occupational Health Service, or one of the charities listed below.


Tony’s article describing his experience of providing medical care to those involved in the Shoreham air crash:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4758481/


Links to some of the resources Matt mentioned:

Mind Blue Light Campaign:

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http://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/bluelight/

Watch this excerpt from the West Wing:

If you would like to check your own resilience score, you could use this tool recommended by Matt:

https://www.robertsoncooper.com/iresilience/

http://www.marchonstress.com

http://www.theredpoppycompany.co.uk


More information from Rusty’s interview:

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By FireflySixtySeven using Inkscape, from Maslow’s A Theory of Human Motivation.

Want to know more about EMDR?

http://emdrassociation.org.uk/what-is-emdr/background-and-basics/

Rusty recommended The Howl – EMS Wolfpack podcasts for more on this subject:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-howl/id1073333491?mt=2&i=364170004


This is the article written by fire fighter Rob Norman

https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/30/mental-health-dead-people-flashbacks-emergency-services-fireighters

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