PEER OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TEAM (POST): PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW
AuthorSchneider, Abigail Leigh
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe Peer Operational Support Team (POST) is a program developed by Dr. Patricia Haynes with the Health and Safety Unit at the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) to promote resiliency after exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs). Currently, the program is being tested at TFD, and data are being collected regarding firefighter outcomes following PTEs. An electronic application dedicated to facilitating the administration of POST 7-day and 30-day follow-ups has been developed and is currently being tested. With the development of this application and the data collected from sixteen PTEs in which POST has been deployed without this application, the POST program appears to be a feasible peer-based support model that could be implemented in populations of emergency responders who are frequently exposed to trauma.
Degree ProgramHonors College