Publication
Title
Out of sight - Out of mind? The need for a professional and standardized peri-mission first responder support model
Author
Abstract
First responders are an essential part of the chain (-mail) of survival as they bridge and reduce the time to first chest compressions and defibrillation substantially. However, in the perimission phase before and after being sent to a cardiac arrest, these first responders are in danger of being for-gotten and taken for granted, and the potential psychological impact has to be remembered. We propose a standardized first responder support system (FRSS) that needs to ensure that first responders are valued and cared for in terms of psychological safety and continuing motivation. This multi-tiered program should involve tailored education and standardized debriefing, as well as actively seeking contact with the first responders after their missions to facilitate potentially needed professional psychological support.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Resuscitation plus
Publication
Amsterdam : Elsevier , 2023
DOI
10.1016/J.RESPLU.2023.100449
Volume/pages
15 (2023) , p. 1-4
Article Reference
100449
ISI
001061428500001
Pubmed ID
37638096
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.10.2023
Last edited 25.04.2024
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