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JUL 2018

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EMSWORLD.com | JULY 2018 45 For More Information Circle 27 on Reader Service Card it's HIPA A-compliant, and they can talk with therapists who have walked the walk and actually dealt with these issues themselves. They're experts not just because they've become psychologists but because they've actually lived it." The Pain Project has partnered with EMS and resilience experts like Matthew Carlson, a decorated firefighter and licensed professional counselor, addiction counselor, and EMDR-trained PhD candidate. Carlson's ex tensive first- hand experiences and understanding of EMS and emo- tional trauma allow him to ef fectively help suf ferers like EMS professionals. Concurrently, the state of Arizona is now approaching chronic pain as a chronic disease and recently launched a state public health program to help people better under- stand and self-manage chronic pain without opioids (http:// a zdhs .gov/prevention /tobacco - chronic- disea se /index. php#chronic-pain-management). Unlike most of our previous major public health problems, Bobrow noted in a recent article, we ourselves—the medi- cal community—helped create and exacerbate our current opioid and chronic pain crises. 3 That now gives us even more than the usual burden of treating them. For more resources, see The Pain Project's site. REFERENCES 1. Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education; Institute of Medicine. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, https://www.uspainfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IOM-Full- Report.pdf. 2. Gerbis N. Experts Of fer Non-Opioid Options For Managing Chronic Pain. KJZZ 91.5, http://science.kjzz.org/content/584455/experts-of fer-non-opioid-options-managing- chronic-pain. 3. Bobrow B. Healing our epidemics of opioid overuse and chronic pain concurrently. iPain Living, 2018 Edition 1, https://s3.amazonaws.com/online.anyfl ip.com/mjqb/lwgn/mobile/ index.html#p=10. 4. Munion M. Tele-therapy treats adverse reactions to national traumas. AZBigMedia, https://azbigmedia.com/tele-therapy-treats-adverse-reactions-national-traumas/. 5. Psychology Today. What Is cognitive behavioral therapy? https://www.psychologytoday. com/us/basics/cognitive-behavioral-therapy. 6. Bowers ES. Managing chronic pain: A cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/cognitive-behavioral#1. 7. UC San Diego Health. Chronic Pain? MBSR Can Train the Brain, https://health.ucsd.edu/ news/2011/Pages/06-15-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction.aspx. 8. The Pain Project. What is Chronic Pain? https://www.thepainproject.com/what-is- chronic-pain-the-pain-project/. ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Erich is senior editor of EMS World. Reach him at john.erich@emsworld.com. MORE ONLINE! Not My Addiction is a moving video tailored for EMS providers and featuring in-depth interviews with real patients. Visit www.emsworld.com/addiction. www.indeelift.com IndeeLift; Bridging the gap between ground and gurney! Designed and built in the USA These products are covered by one or more patents, including U.S. Patent No. 9,808,388 B2 The flagship EMS model (HFL-500-E) weighs-in at only 50 lbs. yet comfortably lifts and transports patients weighing in excess of 500 lbs. Indeelift protects patients and providers by eliminating manual lifting while providing greater comfort and patient dignity for both lift and transfer needs. Being dragged on a tarp is not only humiliating but dangerous for the patient and provider. Give your patients the respect they deserve and do your back a favor at the same time. "Indeelift is the safest way to pick up a patient for the patient and the provider!" — Fire Captain/Paramedic Kurtis Dickey PATIENT SAFETY IS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IndeeLift: The safe way to lift and transport patients For More Information Circle 27 on Reader Service Card

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