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CSA Technical Committee on Paramedic Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Progress Report November 2016

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There are approximately 40,000 paramedics in Canada, making them the third largest group of healthcare providers in the country. It is well recognized that the unique responsibilities and challenges faced by paramedics places them at significantly increased risk of exposure to psychological stress. The psychological hazards that paramedics are routinely exposed to at work may be acute or chronic in nature and can include, but are not limited to: Critical incident-operational stressors such as trauma, severe injuries and illness, child health crises, death, violence, threats to their own lives, and adverse weather conditions. more

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