The Effects Of The Suck It Up Culture (PTSD in EMT) | Anthony Guerne | TEDxAdelphiUniversity



Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increasingly become a hot topic in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) world. As a PTSD sufferer, Anthony believes that the culture in medicine needs to change. “Get over it.” doesn’t work and never did. Anthony Guerne began his career in medicine in 1990 as an emergency medical technician. In 1994 he became a paramedic and began working in the City of New York. After almost 20 years as a clinician he took a full-time educational role as the simulation specialist at the NYIT-College of Osteopathic Medicine. Anthony completed a Master’s degree in Medical/Healthcare Simulation. He is now the Simulation Center Technologist for the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health. Still a practicing paramedic, he works for different volunteer fire departments on Long Island as a paid first responder. He lives in Northport, New York with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children Abigail and Anthony. In his free time, he enjoys golf and spending as much time as possible with his family. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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