Consultant Paramedic - Education North West Ambulance Service Cumbria, England
Vincent J. Romano, HCPC reg Paramedic, N/A: No financial relationships to disclose
This session will cover all the theoretical and practical elements of the 2 day TRiM Practitioners course. The attendees can then go on to complete a workbook in their own time which will allow them to put the skills into practice and become a competent TRiM Practitioner. The day will cover basic anatomy and physiology of the brain including the pathophysiology which occurs when an individual is exposed to a traumatic incident, how acute stress resulting from type 1 and 2 trauma and moral injury manifest itself over time and how to safely perform a TRiM assessment to establish the best course of action for the individual, from active monitoring (NICE, 2018) to support to access professional counselling services.
Describe the neurobiology of acute stress and the physical signs and symptoms which may present.
Define the philosophy and aims of TRiM, effective communication and body language tools to assist assessments.
Conduct a safe and effective TRiM assessment, providing advice and support to the individual, including escalation to professional counselling if necessary.