Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, Vol. 70, Iss. 4
5 Elements of Psychological First Aid: Hobfol, et al
Once the foundations of practice had been established, other major agencies and entities followed suit. Combat and Operational Stress First Aid was built on these same 5 elements to be used in theater and represented a significant innovation in regards to implementation of a practical intervention that could be used for the individual and group following significant and near-miss events to mitigate the effects of traumatic stress on the soldiers in combat.