November 13, 2012

A&E Staff Using Royal Marines Techniques to Combat Stress

Emergency medical staff at the University Hospital of Wales are using Royal Marines techniques to help colleagues cope with the stress of working in A&E. 

Staff can face very stressful or traumatic situations on a daily basis such as treating a seriously injured casualty, being verbally or physically abused, or losing a patient. 

The one-year pilot was launched to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day, which took place earlier this week, and is a partnership between the Emergency Unit, Traumatic Stress Service and Employee Wellbeing Service at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

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Maybo post incident training can help individuals and their colleagues to cope better following an incident of verbal abuse or physical assault at work