This training programme runs over five days and is followed, about six months later, by a further two days training. In addition Peer Supporters are expected to attend one day annual refresher training sessions. The Peer Supporter/Stress Awareness Trainer curriculum includes modules on Critical Incident Stress Management in the Irish Ambulance Service
• Stress in general, work stress.
• Practical techniques for stress management
• Critical incident stress
• Stress in ambulance and emergency services
• Introduction to the Stress Awareness Trainer’s Pack
• Presentation Skills
• The role of the Peer Supporter in the CISM System.
• Basic helping and support skills
• Trauma, Loss and Bereavement
• Post-incident interventions
• Continuing Care – fostering social support
• Monitoring Recovery
• Ethical Issues
• Secondary Traumatisation, Burnout & Support for Peer Supporter
This Guide addresses stress management fo emergency medical, fire service or military personnel, volunteer groups and Gardai/police and other personnel who may encounter stressful situations
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS It is very common, in fact quite normal, for people to experience emotional aftershocks when they have experienced a critical incident.If
SOME DO’S AND DON’TS It is very common, in fact quite normal, for people to experience emotional aftershocks when they have experienced a critical incident.
In January of this year, our esteemed and highly regarded Clinical lead, Mr Brian Glanville attended his last CISM Committee meeting. Brian, who is a