About this course
NAEMT’s Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency.
PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.
Provider Course: PTEP is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners. This course is offered in the classroom and provides 8 hours of CAPCE credit and NREMT recognition.
he 8-hour classroom course features scenario-based interactive sessions and lectures. Topics covered include:
- The invisible wounds of psychological trauma
- Reducing psychological traumatic stress
- Understanding the physiological stress response
- Applying the eSCAPe principle to patient care
- Patient simulations
- Recognizing psychological trauma within EMS
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an NAEMT certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as PTEP providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE, CPD credit.
Pre-Course Knowledge Check
In Course Practical Skills Assessments
Post Course MCQ Assessment
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Our NAEMT Faculty Members
Dan Davern MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP
Dan is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD and a masters degree in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate, a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM and an educational award from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council at Tutor level.
Dermot Murray GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Dermot is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University and an higher diploma in Emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dermot’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Terry has been on faculty with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick and an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD. Terry is a multi disciplined PHECC Tutor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education and Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals. Terry is also a faculty member of The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and course director for our NQEMT programme through DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.
Derek Fox MSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Derek has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and an Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Derek is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals and our Emergency First Response course. Derek is currently a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Examiner and facilitator