LEARN HOW TO USE THE TOOLS
Are you or your patients experiencing stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
These tools can help.
Psychological first aid is an evidence informed approach to responding to human suffering in the immediate aftermath of a mass emergency and is recommended by the World Health Organization for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Kostenuik has created tools that include key elements of psychological first aid along with trauma-informed psychotherapeutic techniques and a practical emergency medicine approach.
These new Psychological First Aid Tools help physicians and other responders address acute stress reactions, provide immediate psychosocial support, and identify those requiring specialized care.
The ABC123 tool is used to immediately reduce anxiety, panic, dissociation, or other emotional distress. The L.A.R.G.E. tool creates a framework to respond to individuals experiencing losses, grief, or stress related to the pandemic.The tools can be used independently or in combination.