Tag Archives: Psychological First Aid

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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The Korenvaes Miracle Award – 7th Night of Hannukah Recipient – The Ultra-Orthodox Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Responder From Beitar Illit

Every night throughout Hanukkah, United Hatzalah will be awarding one highly dedicated volunteer with the annual Korenvaes Miracle Award. Tonight’s recipient, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, is Esther Flax from Beitar Illit. Esther Flax grew up in Gateshead, England. … Continue reading

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The Psychotrauma And Crisis Response Unit To The Rescue

One Tuesday Morning Elad Tomer, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and member of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) had just finished buying his groceries at the supermarket when he was alerted by dispatch to a traffic accident nearby. … Continue reading

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Treating An Acute Stress Reaction That Resulted From a Medical Trauma — Psychological First Aid In Action

Irit Ravid is one of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit (PCRU) responders. She is ready to assist someone suffering emotional or psychological distress at any time of the day or night. A recent medical emergency occurred on her … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Unit Sends Ambulance to Bolster Sderot

Following the Intensification of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip this past weekend, United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Director Miriam Ballin visited the city and its responders in order to bring some much-needed support to the residents and … Continue reading

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