Everyone in the EMS industry needs to be aware of this issue, and we want support resources that help first responders manage their stress, recognize signs of mental health conditions and provide the right assistance.
Lehi, Utah (PRWEB) July 12, 2016
Code3 CME, a provider of online EMT, paramedic and critical care transport refresher training and a Career Step company, is sponsoring a 1-hour webinar, Calling A Code Alert On Our Mental Health. The webinar will be held July 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern in conjunction with the Code Green Campaign, a first responder oriented mental health advocacy and education organization. The online program is free to attend, will provide attendees one continuing education unit and will be presented by Ann Marie Farina, President of the Code Green Campaign.
“Our fire and EMS providers are facing stress levels that are unprecedented in the public safety profession,” said Judson Smith, founder of Code3 CME and Vice President of Continuing Education at Career Step. “We are seeing a drastic increase in responder suicide and PTSD. With current events, increased workloads, and the emergencies responders see day in and day out, it is easy to see why this stress is taking such a toll. Everyone in the EMS industry needs to be aware of this issue, and we want support resources that help first responders manage their stress, recognize signs of mental health conditions and provide the right assistance.”
During the presentation, Ms. Farina will discuss how to be alert to the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and how to help someone in crisis. Specific attention will be paid to how leaders can help employees learn resilience and ensure their agencies are active in changing the culture of silence.
“We are very excited for this webinar and grateful for Code3 CME’s sponsorship,” said Ms. Farina. “Our goals with this presentation mirror those of our organization as a whole: to raise awareness to and the impact of the high rates of PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide among first responders and to provide education for responders on how to provide care for themselves and recognize issues in their peers. We want to reduce the stigma and improve access to mental health care to better serve those who so valiantly serve all of us.”
Code3 CME also offers the first responder audience a number of online instructor-led refresher and continuing education training programs. It is sponsoring the efforts of the Code Green Campaign to support both its students and instructors, who are all actively serving in various EMS positions.
The webinar presentation will be held July 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. It is free to attend and open to everyone.
Registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1345393589637390339.
To learn more about the live online, instructor-led refresher and continuing education programs available through Code3 CME, visit Code3CME.com or call 1-844-800-2304.
About Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides nationally accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Founded by a licensed critical care paramedic serving as an officer in Air Force Reserves with an aeromedical evacuation squadron who has over 20 years of EMS experience, Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements, and all programs are nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). For more information, visit http://www.code3cme.com.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Corporate Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.
About The Code Green Campaign
The Code Green Campaign is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in March of 2014 in response to the high rates of suicide and mental health problems in first responders. Code Green has traveled around the United States providing outreach and education for first responders and laypeople alike, destigmatizing post-traumatic stress and other mental illnesses while providing resources for suicide prevention. To learn more about The Code Green Campaign and their mission you can visit their website at http://www.codegreencampaign.org or contact them at info(at)codegreencampaign(dot)org or 424-242-5608.