The ultimate aim of this page is to provide a meeting point for EMS professionals, to give those who wish to join the EMS some idea of what it is all about and also as an information tool for those who are not involved in the EMS, but are generally curious. I am always seeking feedback so if you have any suggestion or would like to submit any information to be included on this site -- pose challenging questions, share tips and valuable information, need answers to EMS related questions, etc -- please drop me a line.
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We are trained to deal with trauma. However, in many cases the trauma we learn to cope with is the physical trauma of others and not the emotional and psychological trauma that we have to face on a daily basis.
No matter how hard we try to deny it, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a very real problem in the EMS. This page has links to various PTSD resources, and brief description about what PTSD is, how to identify it in your colleagues and yourself, what can be done to prevent it and how to cope with it.
Here are a few South African EMS links. There just aren't very many out there. If I have not included your site and you wish to be added to this list, pleeeeeease let me know. You are welcome. If there is anything you would like to know about the EMS in South Africa and you can't find it in these links. Please drop me a note and I will try and provide you with answers.
Some new, some old, some animated. Please help yourself. These graphics can be used as tools for building your own page. Should you have any cool EMS graphics which would be appropriate for this page.... please let me know.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org