Professional Response to Trauma
Across the United States, many workers experience death and suffering routinely as a part of their jobs. Funeral directors, paramedics, firefighters and other emergency responders are faced with traumatic events while performing their duties. These workers are at an increased risk for of developing traumatic stress. This can also affect their ability to provide emergency response to others who need their help. In this course, we will discuss what traumatic events are, the normal responses to trauma, and how emergency responders can manage their own response to traumatic events.