Today I sit down with Dr. Joseph Martin, (IG: @JaTXerd) a Family Practice and Addiction Specialist who is now an EMS physician, to talk about mental health in our first responders. Spoiler alert: it has a lot to do with sleep deprivation, uncertainty, community, and organizational support.
Mental Health for First Responders, with special guest Dr. Joseph Martin (audio)
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Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the City of Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical System (EMS) is responsible for comprehensive medical oversight of all clinical care provided in the EMS System. Define, Support and Advance Our Clinical Practice of Medicine The EMS System is comprised of 27 organizations with more than 2,000 individual providers. The System also interfaces with 17 hospitals within the EMS service area. The Office continues to grow and develop as a system, relying on its mission and vision to guide progress. The values define the organization on how it collaborates with system partners to provide competent patient care. View all posts by Austin-Travis County EMS System Office of the Chief Medical Officer