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Emergency Resilience is dedicated to helping organizations build resilience in unpredictable work environments by integrating marginal topics into routine training. Awareness is a fundamental first step in addressing the current issues our trade faces today. Still, it is only through continuous training and education that we can shift our culture into becoming more proactive and resilient to the challenges and adversities our vocation inevitability experiences.
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Train with Emergency Resilience

  • Innovative Topics

    Training revolving around death notifications, grief and mental stressors that arise as a result of this line of work are rarely offered elsewhere. Together we can change that conversation.

  • Flexible Course Design

    Begin, progress, and complete your courses when it best fits into your schedule. We'll save your work for you to come back to when you're ready.

  • Experience You Can Trust

    Courses developed and taught by a licensed paramedic with a Master's degree in death and grief, over 10 years of teaching experience and 15+ years in the EMS field.

What Others are Saying

Ben Vernon

Firefighter/Professional Speaker

"Having sat in on lectures all over the country regarding mental health and wellness, I was blown away by the topic of death and dying covered by Ms. Jabr. I had never heard the term “disenfranchised grief” before and haven’t heard it since. She gives a fresh insight into why so many first responders struggle with mental health. Her lecture was both funny and informative. I strongly recommend her course, I think it gives a new look at an old topic."

Dr. Peter Antevy

EMS Medical Director/ Pediatric Emergency Medical Physician and Founder of Handtevy Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc.

"Pediatric bereavement, initiated by EMS, is emerging as one of the most important aspects of care because the family's ability to get to closure hinges on knowing that their child received timely and high-quality care. Every EMS agency should consider bereavement policies and have targeted training in place in order to best care for those whose children have died."

Patrick Bavaro

Regional Sales Director Handtevy- Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc.

"Death shouldn’t be just a “way of life or part of the job” for clinicians in emergency medicine. Ensuring our clinicians know how to respond to and how to deal with death is just as important for the patient and their families as it is for the closure of the provider. It only takes one bad call for a career ending decision. It’s time to change the status quo."
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COMING SOON

Death Communication for First Responders

Death Communication for First Responders

How to deliver unfortunate news

Research continues to stress the importance of remaining on scene for up to 30 minutes in an effort to improve outcome and survivability of cardiac arrest patients. But what happens when even the most successful efforts result in futility and a patient must now be pronounced on scene? Historically, institutions have failed to prepare first responders for this outcome, and "training" for these situations are experiential, at best. As a result, crews continue to default into a “transport for the family," "PR CPR” or “just for show” mentality that has only contributed to the cultural resistance we currently face. Because of this practice, we have failed to recognize our unique role in the grieving (healing) process, which begins for the survivors at the moment that we determine time of death of the patient. In this class, you will learn how to communicate with bystanders effectively, how to identify the process of grief, as well as understand the positive impact that first responders can have on the survivors when we make the choice to remain on scene.

 

Giving Back

A percentage of your purchase will directly be gifted to the Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness. The IFAA has made it its mission to change the culture within the first responder community.
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