Tag Archives: trauma

Terror Strikes Jerusalem: An EMT’s Harrowing Account of the Neve Yaakov Terror Attack

By Yosef Deshet It was a peaceful Friday night after the Shabbat meal when my son and I stepped out of the house in order to go learn Torah together in the local synagogue. A few moments after we left … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah rolls out new tactical trauma kits to be distributed to all 6,200 volunteers

Speed during a medical emergency is crucial as every second counts. This is especially true with regard to cases of major physical trauma resulting from any type of bodily injury, whether that injury is caused by a motor vehicle or … Continue reading

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Netanya Woman Struck By Electric Bicycle Suffers Severe Head Trauma, Rescued by First Responders

A middle-aged woman was walking on the sidewalk on Monday morning when she was hit by an electric bicycle rider on Ben Tzvi Sreet in Netanya. Worried relatives called United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center who immediately alerted nearby EMTs … Continue reading

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After the Rains Come

By Gaby Hilkowitz Rurka There is a lot of emotional and psychological trauma currently in Puerto Rico. A lot of it dates back to Hurricane Maria which took place in 2017 when large parts of the island were devastated by … 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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The Blood on My Clothes

This past Saturday, a severe accident occurred when an elderly man lost control of his vehicle. He had been out for a drive with his wife when the accident occurred. The car was sent flying over the barrier wall, landing … Continue reading

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Send in the Clowns

“One of the more interesting things about being a volunteer first responder is that you never know when or in what situation you will be when you will receive an emergency call. Whenever that call comes, you drop everything and … Continue reading

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Kids of EMS Responders Get It Right On Purim

(As Appeared in the Jerusalem Post on February 28th, 2018)  The idea that people dress up on Purim as something that they hold dear or emulate is not a foreign concept. On the contrary, imitation is the highest form of … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Welcomes Newest Recruit and First Member of Psychotrauma K-9 Unit

Trauma’s New Best Friend United Hatzalah Welcomes Newest Recruit and First Member of Psychotrauma K-9 Unit On Sunday, Israel’s EMS Psychotrauma Unit welcomed its newest member who has four paws and is named Lucy. Lucy got her paws wet, so … Continue reading

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In mass terror attacks, psychologists on the heels of EMTs

First responders include trained psychologists and social workers to help witnesses reconnect to reality in the face of trauma As reported by the Times of Israel Emergency first responders weren’t the only people speeding towards the terror attack on the … Continue reading

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