Captain, Clinical Practices Williamson County EMS, Texas Georgetown, Texas
Dan Cohen, B. Journalism, LP: No financial relationships to disclose
As pre-hospital care providers we are great at routing patients into the best care possible. We know the cath-lab is best for the STEMI but what about depression? When first responders are the one's needing care, especially mental healthcare, there are few roadmaps for us. Even if we're ready to reach out, we often don't know which type of clinician to call. In this lecture, we'll focus on defining the tools mental health professionals can offer. We'll look at evidence-based practices for the problems we may be trying to solve like acute stress, PTSD, or depression. We can also dispel some myths about what works and what doesn't. That way, should you need mental health assistance for yourself or a peer, you're not in the dark.
Learners will be able to differentiate between mental health care provider options.
Learners will be able to discern some basic concepts behind theories utilized by mental health providers.
Learners will be armed with information linking theories to the treatment of some specific mental health ailments.