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Alcohol/substance use and occupational/post-traumatic stress in paramedics

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Alcohol/substance use and occupational/post-traumatic stress in paramedics. / Hichisson, Andrew; Corkery, John.

In: Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 12, No. 10, 02.10.2020, p. 388-396.

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title = "Alcohol/substance use and occupational/post-traumatic stress in paramedics",
abstract = "Background: Paramedics work in high-pressure environments and experiencetraumatic events, which contribute to high levels of occupational and posttraumatic stress. Such stress can result in alcohol and substance misuse inother health professionals, but this relationship has not been examined inparamedics. This review is the first exploration of the literature on this. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using PRISMA guidelines, with databases searched using terms relevant to paramedics and alcohol/substance use. Studies were analysed using descriptive statistics for quantitative data and thematic analysis for qualitative information. Findings: Eleven studies were identified. Nine studies examined alcohol use; seven examined substance use; five examined both. Alcohol and smoking may be linked to occupational stress.Conclusions: The nature and extent of alcohol and substance use in relationto occupational and post-traumatic stress among paramedics need furtherinvestigation to facilitate advice and support.",
keywords = "Paramedic, Emergency medical services, Post-traumatic stress, Occupational stress, Alcohol use, Substance use",
author = "Andrew Hichisson and John Corkery",
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T1 - Alcohol/substance use and occupational/post-traumatic stress in paramedics

AU - Hichisson, Andrew

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N2 - Background: Paramedics work in high-pressure environments and experiencetraumatic events, which contribute to high levels of occupational and posttraumatic stress. Such stress can result in alcohol and substance misuse inother health professionals, but this relationship has not been examined inparamedics. This review is the first exploration of the literature on this. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using PRISMA guidelines, with databases searched using terms relevant to paramedics and alcohol/substance use. Studies were analysed using descriptive statistics for quantitative data and thematic analysis for qualitative information. Findings: Eleven studies were identified. Nine studies examined alcohol use; seven examined substance use; five examined both. Alcohol and smoking may be linked to occupational stress.Conclusions: The nature and extent of alcohol and substance use in relationto occupational and post-traumatic stress among paramedics need furtherinvestigation to facilitate advice and support.

AB - Background: Paramedics work in high-pressure environments and experiencetraumatic events, which contribute to high levels of occupational and posttraumatic stress. Such stress can result in alcohol and substance misuse inother health professionals, but this relationship has not been examined inparamedics. This review is the first exploration of the literature on this. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using PRISMA guidelines, with databases searched using terms relevant to paramedics and alcohol/substance use. Studies were analysed using descriptive statistics for quantitative data and thematic analysis for qualitative information. Findings: Eleven studies were identified. Nine studies examined alcohol use; seven examined substance use; five examined both. Alcohol and smoking may be linked to occupational stress.Conclusions: The nature and extent of alcohol and substance use in relationto occupational and post-traumatic stress among paramedics need furtherinvestigation to facilitate advice and support.

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