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Feb. 28 , 2005
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
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EMU offers critical incident stress management course for emergency responders

YPSILANTI - Whether it's a homicide, a serious automobile accident or terrorism, certain incidents can have a traumatic effect on an individual. In dealing with the traumatized victims, police, fire and emergency medical workers must know how to intervene with critical incident stress management (CISM) skills.

To meet the needs of emergency responders, Eastern Michigan University is offering a "Critical Incident Stress Management" course March 3-4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the EMU Livonia Center, 38777 W. Six Mile Road, Suite 400, Livonia.

An evening and weekend course also will be offered March 3-, 5-9 p.m., and march 5,8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the same location.

The course will expose participants to specific, proven strategies of how to intervene with those suffering from trauma.

The practical, hands-on training course provides the latest information on CISM techniques and post-trauma syndromes. Emphasis will be on critical incident stress interventions as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Among the topics will be the nature of human stress, traumatic stress, stress-related diseases, spouse education, post-traumatic stress disorder versus discipline problems, difficult debriefings, multiple incident debriefings and CISM in disasters.

Emergency responders include police and fire chiefs, deputy chiefs, police and fire chaplains, representatives of employee assistance programs and human resources, healthcare facility managers and EMS workers.

For more information, call 800.932.8689 or register at www.emuosha.org . The course is $250 and sponsored by EMU's Center for Organizational Risk Reduction and the Great Lakes Regional OSHA Education Center.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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