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critical incident stress debriefing

crit·i·cal in·ci·dent stress de·brief·ing

/ˈkritikəl ˈinsidənt stres dēˈbrēf iNG/

Noun

A critical incident stress management intervention, this is a proactive intervention involving a group meeting or discussion about an especially distressing event. Based on core principles of crisis intervention, CISD is facilitated by a specially trained team that includes professional and peer support personnel. Ideally CISD is conducted between 24 and 72 hours after the incident, but may be held later under exceptional circumstances.