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Friday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
BO #4 - Suicide within EMS: Separating fact from fiction

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IC Credits - 1.5 Instructional Techniques
MFR/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic Credits - 1.5 Prepatory

Suicide within the EMS profession has gained greater attention in recent years as part of the focus on whole health among medics.  Because of the increased attention and limited research specific to the field of EMS, the opportunity exists for misnomers and ineffective prevention methods to propagate. Using a public health model with proven efficacy and applying it to the EMS profession can potentially reduce suicide risk by debunking myths and reinforcing evidence-based information.

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Mary VanHaute

A retired college educator, Mary VanHaute has over 30 years’ experience in adult education.  She is a Wisconsin native who was raised in a family steeped in the traditions of firefighting and emergency medical services.  Her passion for suicide prevention and mental health advocacy... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Capitol I

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