ATSDR Surviving Field Stress for First Responders (Web on Demand)
Course Number: WD1650
This webcast is designed for all professionals who would be called to be first responders in todays all-hazards disasters. The purpose of the course is 1) to help first responders cope with the field stressors of the twenty-first century disaster and 2) to provide brief tips on how responders can perform psychological first aid in the field to help the general public during and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. This course presents experienced responders talking about how they cope with stress as well as medical information on how to cope with stress, signs and symptoms of unusual stress, and some of the consequences of long-term chronic stress. In addition to the webcast, there is an accompanying manual with further information and a Powerpoint presentation summarizing the information presented.
Web on Demand
TARGET AUDIENCE: Our primary target audience is all personnel (federal , state, and local) who could be called to respond to todays all-hazards disasters.