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critical incident stress management

crit·i·cal in·ci·dent stress man·age·ment

/ˈkritikəl ˈinsidənt stres ˈmanijmənt/

Noun

Critical incident stress management is an intervention protocol developed specifically for dealing with traumatic events. It is a structured process for helping those involved in a critical incident to share their experiences, vent emotions, learn about stress reactions and symptoms and given referrals for further help if required. Its effectiveness has been questioned in recent studies. CISM interventions include: critical incident stress debriefing, defusing, grief and loss sessions and crisis management briefing.