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How to Understand Traumatic Stress in EMS

A psychology Ph.D. student asked the EMS sub-Reddit for help to better understand the EMS profession. Reddit user sandel23 is “looking to do my dissertation on the effects of traumatic exposure within EMS occupations” and wants to learn more about shift schedules, frequency to difficult calls, coping strategies and the most stressful aspects of the […]

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How catastrophic is an ambulance crash?

A Reddit/EMS thread asked, How catastrophic is an ambulance crash? Like many things…it depends. This was the answer I posted (with a few edits made for this post): A few of my thoughts…from reading lots of news accounts about ambulance crashes  and knowing several ambulance crash survivors. 1. Ambulance crashes happen with distressing frequency. Crashes happen […]