SAR/MOUNTAIN RESCUE

The resources listed below have been written by, for, or relate to SAR/Mountain Rescue operations in regard to stress injuries.

Podcast - Psychological First Aid for Rescuers

 Seattle Mountain Rescue in partnership with Responder Alliance bring four segments on stress injuries for mountainous rescuers. 

Stress Injuries
Principles in Real Time
Sustaining Green
Integrating and Debriefing Stress

Blog - The 5 Components of Psychological First Aid

Wilderness First Responders need to know how to treat physical wounds. But it's also important to keep a patient's mental health in mind. In this blog, Laura McGladery outlines ways that first responders can help care for a patient’s mental health, especially during and right after a traumatic event.

 

Article -  Gripped Magazine: Dealing with Life and Death in Canada's Mountain's

A climbing accident is, by its nature, unexpected. In the duration of the incident, the climbers and then rescue responders are physically at risk. In the months and years that follow, everyone involved, including the survivors’ and rescuers’ loved ones remain vulnerable to psychological and emotional effects of the accident.

Article -  Outside Magazine: Life, Death, and PTSD as a Ranger in the Tetons 

 “If you only see death in the mountains, then you’ll never go there.” – Will Gadd A ranger explores the juxtaposition of being a ranger in an environment that brings such joy and can have such lasting consequences. 

Podcast - Psychological and Stress Injury in Wilderness EMS

In this episode of The Disaster Podcast, Laura McGladery shares the five methods to help manage a survivor of a wilderness stress situation and reestablish safety. They are: Create a sense of safety in the scene, Create calm, Create a sense of self-efficacy, Create connection to family and loved ones, Create hope that the situation will resolve.

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