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Audience: 8-hour classroom course for EMS practitioners at all levels. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as PTEP providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Course Content:

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.

The 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
Course Format / Time:  Full Course:  8 hours    Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
Course Materials:  Students will be required to have the PTEP manual for class.  This can be purchased during enrollment.

Enrollment Cut-off: Enrollment closes when the class is full.  Those that enroll within a few days fo the class may have their book held until the day of the class.

Certification: Upon completion of this course, students receive a wallet card recognizing them as PTEP providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

NCCR Hours:  This course satisfies many hours of the NREMT National and Individual hours requirement.  

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