CISM Applications with Air Medical, Critical Care Transport and Airborne Law Enforcement

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Course Description:
CISM: Applications with Air Medical, Critical Care Transport and Airborne Law Enforcement course introduces the attendee to the unique world of air medical and airborne law enforcement. Students in this interactive course will discuss the personalities of successful flight crew members; learn about the diversity of emergency service flight programs; examine the inherent difficulties of providing crisis management for personnel dispersed around the country; discuss the historical beginnings of flight programs and current industry issues; and, learn about providing crisis management interventions to flight crew members combining the services of local area teams and the national dedicated air medical/ airborne law enforcement CISM team as a peer and mental health adjunct. The Surface to Air Response Team for CISM (START for CISM) serves the air medical, critical care transport and airborne law enforcement industries by providing pre-incident education, crisis interventions, consult services and follow-up to diverse and often neglected flight crews in an increasingly dangerous and ever-evolving environment.

Course Highlights:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify specific significant stressors that flight personnel face
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective stress management strategies for flight personnel
  • Understand the need to prepare for aviation critical incidents through the use of written policies and procedures
  • Identify appropriate resources for assistance in the aftermath of a critical incident

Day 1: (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

  • History of air medical transport and airborne law enforcement in the US
  • Definition of stressors in those fields
  • Understanding the air medical and critical care transport and airborne law enforcement culture
  • The specialty CISM intervention team
  • PTSD and the air medical/law enforcement crew members
  • Stress survival techniques for airborne emergency personnel

Day 2: (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

  • The Surface to Air Response Team for CISM (START for CISM)
  • Coordinating a response with a specialty team
  • Dealing with death in the line of duty
  • Practical application of the debriefing and defusing interventions for a traumatized flight program

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Contact Hours:

14 Contact Hours: 1.4 General CEUs from UMBC Training Centers

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

14 PDHs for EAPs, 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and World Congress.  

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.