The impact of stress on paramedic performance during simulated critical events.

@article{LeBlanc2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of stress on paramedic performance during simulated critical events.},
  author={Vicki LeBlanc and Cheryl Regehr and Walter Tavares and Aristathemos K Scott and Roderick Macdonald and Kevin King},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          369-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Substantial research demonstrates that the stressors accompanying the profession of paramedicine can lead to mental health concerns. In contrast, little is known about the effects of stress on paramedics' ability to care for patients during stressful events. In this study, we examined paramedics' acute stress responses and performance during simulated high-stress scenarios. METHODS Twenty-two advanced care paramedics participated in simulated low-stress and high-stress clinical… CONTINUE READING
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