ABC123 - Psychological First Aid Tool - For acute emotional distress related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
For acute emotional distress related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
>This memory aid and tool provides techniques to reduce symptoms of acute anxiety and other emotional distress.
> These individual techniques can be used sequentially or in any order or combination depending on the situation.
> Medical and non-medical personnel are encouraged to become familiar with using these techniques to help with their own stress
and to be able to teach others how and when to use the techniques appropriately.
> These tools do not replace the need for specialized mental health care in cases where there is prolonged or severe distress.
Contact mental health crisis team or mental health services if concerned.
  • Mental health services
  • Community Health Workers
  • Dental Providers
  • Family Caregivers
  • Medical Imaging Workers
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Midwives
  • Military Health Workers
  • Non-traditional Health Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Nurse Specialists*
  • Nurses - Licensed Practical
  • Nurses - Registered
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Pharmacy Workers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians - Emergency
  • Physicians - Intensive Care
  • Physicians - Primary/Family
  • Physicians - Specialists
  • Public Health Workers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Volunteers
  • Other Health Care Workers
This memory aid was developed by Fraser Health for medical and non-medical personnel experiencing acute emotional distress related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Community Health Services
  • Critical Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Indigenous Health Services
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public Health
Research Intervention - outcome data available
Fraser Health RHA
Canada - British Columbia
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