- Take care of your crew by educating them about stress reduction and mental illness to reduce the stigma that prevents EMS providers from asking for help when they need it.
- Evaluate your EMS service’s safety data and utilize it to employ safety education programs tailored to the needs of your service and the community.
- Build a culture that fosters positivity. Positivity has been shown to promote resilience. The environment should be a space where employees receive recognition and appreciation for their work.
- Support good physical health. Physical health is associated with good mental health. Getting sufficient sleep, healthy nutrition and exercise can ward off chronic illness, boost mood and protection from depression.
Written by Blaire Czarniecki Customer Service Director
Fact checked by Phillip Woods, BA, NREMT-P, FP-C
Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.
“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”
Last updated May 19, 2020