Well Being - JI 1 PERSONAL WELLNESS Mental physical and...

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PERSONAL WELLNESS Mental, physical, and emotional health are very important to an EMT survival Be aware and protect yourself from dangerous situations. You must learn to cope with severe stress and difficult situations. 2 J I
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PERSONAL WELLNESS Proper Care Nutrition Exercise Relaxation Sleep Family time Personal time Harmful Responses Smoking Substance abuse Sexual harassment Diversity Social pressure Working too many hours 3 J I
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PERSONAL WELLNESS Stress is handled differently by each person Increase in vital signs Skin and pupillary reactions Muscle tension, increase sugar levels Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)’s More patients than resources (greater than 5) Traumatic death or injury to children Death or injury to co-worker 4 J I
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PERSONAL WELLNESS Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Developed in 1980’s Personnel cope with critical incidents Composed of trained mental health professionals and peers 5 J I
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PERSONAL WELLNESS Components of CISM System Prior education Peer support Defusing escalating situations Family support Follow-up services Community programs 6 J I
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PERSONAL PROTECTION Hand washing is the most effective way in preventing disease transmission According to NYS DOH hand washing with soap and water 20 seconds minimum “if its wet & sticky and not yours; don’t touch it!” 7 J I
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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE ) Preventing transmission of disease by assuming all body fluids are infected, and utilizing appropriate preventative measures including but limited to: 8 Mask Gown Gloves Goggles Face shield Respirators Barrier devices Etc. J I
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BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATION / PPE “ B.S.I. ” 9 J I
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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OSHA: Guidelines concerning reducing risks of workplace injuries.
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