Cardiac Arrest Remedial Support
PROTECTING MENTAL HEALTH
We are your mandatory Duty of Care commitment, to the mental health of your employees, who use an AED/Defibrillator in an attempt to save the life of another, but suffer as a consequence!
CARS also provides psychological care for workplace; Death & Bereavement, Physical Violence, Critical Incidents and Threat to Life events!
When witness to death or serious injury, incidents of PTSD and CPTSD are on a par with military personnel and veterans.
"There is an increasing body of clinical evidence that states, that for some, bystanders or staff, assisting in, or witness to, an Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) resuscitation attempt, there may be psychological harm. It is certainly true that involvement in this event will probably never be forgotten, but there may also be distress and for some this will become profound, with debilitating and clinical implications".
Dr Jo Billings
CARS, Clinical Governance, Steering & Advisory Committee
Associate Clinical Professor, UCL Division of Psychiatry
Consultant Clinical Psychologist to UK Government