Category Archives: Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit

Beating The Clock To Save A Life

On Sunday night just after 8 p.m., a 43-year-old man with no chronic illnesses was on a jog on Metula street in Holon when he suddenly collapsed. Alarmed neighbors who witnessed the man collapse quickly called United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Dog Unit Providing Psychological First Aid After The Loss of A Young Wife

On a Monday evening in January, a young woman who had recently given birth to the family’s first child collapsed at home in one of the northern neighborhoods of Jerusalem. First responders who arrived at the scene began CPR efforts … Continue reading

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Decorated EMT Becomes First Woman Head Of a Chapter For United Hatzalah

Vicky Tiferet, who is a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah in the northern town of Moshav Yuval, was appointed as the head of the organization’s Emek HaHula chapter last week, becoming the first woman in the organization to hold such … Continue reading

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Following Unsuccessful CPR United Hatzalah Team Assists New Olim And Positive Covid-19 Patients With Fallout

A medical emergency took a turn for the worst in the Jerusalem peripheral neighborhood of Givat Ze’ev last Sunday afternoon, where a recent Oleh had suffered cardiac arrest. United Hatzalah volunteers that arrived at the scene were informed that the … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Duo Help Evacuate and Calm Residents During Building Fire

Dr. Batya Ludman is a United Hatzalah volunteer in the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU), hailing from Ra’anana. This past Friday afternoon, Batya’s daughter Shayna was at the dentist in Herzliya when she heard loud screaming from an apartment … Continue reading

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Paying Attention To The Details When Assisting Patients in Shock

Last Tuesday morning, an elderly woman, with a history of multiple chronic medical issues, collapsed and hit her head in her home located in the city of Ramla. When the woman’s son came home, he arrived to find his mother … Continue reading

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