During this time of uncertainty we invite you to explore these COVID-19 specific resources for responders. Check back often as we will update as more resources become available.
COVID-19 Stress Continuum and Stress Impact Mitigation
COVID-19 Resource Card PDF
A one page resource card with a COVID-19 specific stress continuum based on COSFA stress continuum, adapted by Laura McGladrey and Responder Alliance with contribution from National Parks Service and a stress impact mitigation rubric following the PFA formate.
– Podcasts –
We Got This: First Responder Stress and Resilience for COVID-19
From the National Mental Health Innovation Center’s podcast Crazed: Big ideas to radically change mental health.
Rescuer MBS –
First Responder Stress and Resilience for COVID-19
In this episode Marcel and Laura discuss responder stress in the face of COVID-19. They introduce tools for responders and those around them to help mitigate the stress individually, and in their wider communities. Rescuer MBS: Know your limits. Improve your performance. Connect with them via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RescuerMBSPodcast/
Rescuer MBS –
Laura McGladrey talks with Richard Goerling of the Mindful Badge Initiative
In this episode Laura talks with Richard Goerling of the Mindful Badge Initiative (www.mindfulbadge.com) about mindfulness meditation and other tools to deal with the current environment. Richard’s work focuses on law enforcement and first responders.
Stress First Aid –
Stress First Aid for COVID-19 First Responders
Matt Zuckerman, MD @matthew608b, Laura McGladrey, PMHNP, FNP, MSN, RN, FAWM @responderalliance, and Emilie Calvello Hynes, MD, MPH @ejbcalvello all faculty at University of Colorado School of Medicine discussing Stress First Aid for frontline responders in the age of COVID-19
The Ten Percent Happier –
How to Handle Coronavirus Anxiety
The Ten Percent Happier team speaks with Dr. Luana Marques, an anxiety specialist from Harvard, and Jay Michaelson, a meditation teacher. They discuss practical tips for handling the fear, uncertainty, and denial that is arising for so many right now. Healthcare workers are currently being offered free access to their app follow this link for signing up and more resources. https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
– Resources addressing the 5 PFA Elements –
Pandemic – A poem
A River Runner’s Pandemic RX – From NRS
AMGA’s Resources for Coronavirus
PDF of presentation for AMGA: PDF
– Individual Resilience and Response Plans –
Use this rubric to guide you as you create your own resilience plan.
In-depth IRRP guide
For a short in-depth discussion of each element as it pertains to creating your own IRRP;
Create your own IRRP
Health Care Provider Well Being Example
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’s department of Psychiatry created this example of elements to include.
Julia is a responder in the Southern Oregon area on an ambulance a volunteer with her local Search and Rescue