Can education decrease symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

August 3, 2011

In this episode Dave, Josh, Marshall, and Keith talk about Leo Wolmer’s article Preventing Children's Posttraumatic Stress After Disaster With Teacher-Based Intervention: A Controlled Study. This study presents the challenges and opportunities of educating Irsraeli students early within their academic career on ways to deal with conflict and cope with their emotions. The group discusses how EMS education could benefit from adopting some of these educational methods as a way to decrease the prevalence of PTSD in EMS providers.