#GMVEMSC Training: FIRST Training

Good morning - Please see the attached training opportunity and let Tony Alexander (Anthony.Alexander@ketteringhealth.org) know if you have questions.


FIRST First-Responder Incident Response Support Training

Tuesday, December 11

Soin Medical Center | Kumar Conference Center

Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Presentation: 9 a.m.-Noon

Breakfast included • CEs


This is a FREE Event for Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Nurses, and Physicians

FIRST addresses burnout, resilience, and vicarious trauma to hospitals hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. FIRST training is provided by a national expert on resilience and trauma-informed care who has worked extensively with hospital medical staffs, police, and other first responders.


Speaker: Kenneth R. Yeager, PhD

Kenneth R. Yeager, PhD, is a clinical professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He also serves as director of the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) program at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. The STAR program recognizes the importance of addressing experiences of trauma with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices and approaches to care. The program, and four other Ohio centers focusing on providing crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims, received grant money as part of the “Ohio Attorney General’s Expanding Services and Empowering Victims Initiative.” Within the STAR program, Yeager has developed The Ohio State University Medical Center Trauma Recovery Center, which provides psychological and psychiatric care for victims of violent crime. Yeager, who holds an endowed professorship as the David E. Schuller Professor for Patient Compassion, has numerous publications in the areas of crisis intervention; resilience building; treating co-morbid substance abuse and mental illness; quality improvement and developing quality metrics; and evidence-based practice.


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