ABSTRACT

Traumatic Incident Stress: Information for Emergency Response Workers   [open pdf - 391KB]

This document outlines symptoms of stress that may be experienced during or after a traumatic incident. Additional resources and information on what you can do on-site and at home are provided. "Disasters take many forms and demand quick response from emergency workers. They may include natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes, or they may involve man-made disasters such as technological failures or terrorist attacks. As a member of an emergency response learn, you and your learn members are at risk of experiencing what psychologists refer to as a traumatic incident-an incident that may involve exposure to catastrophic events, severely injured children or adults, dead bodies or body parts, or the loss of colleagues, for instance."

Report Number:
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-107
Publisher:
Date:
2002
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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