Health and Wellness
FULL LIST OF Health and Wellness Videos
Remember 2 Things: Identifying EMS PTSD–
Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things, discusses a couple points for EMS providers to keep in mind that are dealing with on-the-job stress, burnout or PTSD. One of the most difficult things can be making the decision to dealing with it yourself to seeking professional help. Learn more about The Code Green Campaign here.
Remember 2 Things: Powerful tips for moving EMS patients–
Patient handling is a skill EMTs and paramedics use on nearly every patient contact. In this episode of Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for lifting and moving patients - the crossed arm carry and creating trust with.
Remember 2 Things: Physical health in tight quarters–
Staying fit while on the job is challenging especially when it's hard to find an area to work out in. Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things, discusses ways EMS professionals can work out in tight spaces that are great for your fitness and health.
Public Service PTSD PSA Video–
This video is for everyone that has ran that call they can not shake off. Please watch.
We Remember Night–
'We Remember Night' honors fire, EMS personnel who died by suicide
What Would You Do? A co-worker despises, calls EMS patients derogatory names–
Dr. David Tan and paramedic Steve Whitehead discuss a complex scenario regarding paramedics who despise certain patients and use derogatory terms to refer to those patients. The discussion covers symptoms of burnout and recognizing that EMS serves and cares for others. After watching the discussion, share your thoughts on this scenario in the comments and read this article about recognizing and treating your own burnout.
Can your EMS director pass the physical ability test?–
Wake County EMS Director Jose Cabanas completing the EMS Physical Ability Test.
Musician sings to raise awareness of first responder suicide–
The mission of "The Wrong Goodbye" by Maurice Davis is to raise awareness, remove the stigma that keeps people silent and help bring suicide to an end. Read how to speak up if you're worried about a co-worker. Need help? Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 (800) 273-8255 or visit their website.
How stress affects your brain–
Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.
What is depression?–
This short TED video examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering. When an EMT or paramedic is in distress and suffering from mental illness you have options to help them. Read more about it here.
When to call an ambulance: A Christmas PSA–
This PSA from Queensland Ambulance Service reminds people to check on their friends and neighbors during the holidays and not to be afraid to call for an ambulance if they need help.
PTSD explained: How to recognize and cure it–
This review of PTSD discusses triggers, how the condition manifests itself and how it can be cured.
Leaders must have a positive attitude–
Remember, as a leader you are always on stage, you are the face of the organization.
EMS1 Top 5
- 50 awesome songs to listen to in the ambulance
- Bill: Leave air ambulance patients out of cost discussion
- U.S. House passes emergency medications bill
- CVS generic competitor to EpiPen, sold at a 6th the price
- Tensions flare over Calif. ambulance response to calls