1st Edition

Hypnotic Communication in Emergency Medical Settings For Life-Saving and Therapeutic Outcomes

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    This fascinating book demonstrates how hypnotic communication has the potential to improve patient outcomes in emergency care, integrating insights on the connection between mind and body for paramedics and other first responders.

    Providing a step-by-step guide to using these skills around a range of contexts, from managing pain to cardiovascular emergencies to burns to respiratory distress, the book asks paramedics and first responders to become aware of what they say to patients, as well as how they say it. It offers ways to allow targeted communication to complement standard medical procedures, creating a symbiotic rapport that will provide the basis for an improved outcome for the patient.

    Fully referenced and based on a robust range of evidence, the book is written by an active paramedic with over 20 years’ experience with a Ph.D. in Human Development with a focus on paramedic decision-making; and a professor with doctorates in Health Psychology and Education who field tested the skills as a professional EMT. This book will interest any professional working in emergency care, including paramedics, EMTs, trauma nurses, and psychiatric nurses.

    1. Introduction
    2. Credibility
    3. Confidence
    4. Rapport
    5. Expectation
    6. Directives (An Overview)
    7. Images
    8. Believability
    9. Literal Interpretation
    10. Enthusiasm
    11. Managing "Pain" ("Discomfort")
    12. Stopping Bleeding
    13. Cardiovascular Emergencies
    14. Hypnotic Treatment for Burns
    15. Respiratory Diseases
    16. Anaphylaxis
    17. Childbirth and Pediatric Emergencies
    18. Psychological Emergencies
    19. Self-Hypnosis
    20. The Planetary Emergency


    Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs), Ph.D., Ed.D., is the author of more than 20 books on wellness, education, and Indigenous worldview. A former firefighter/EMT and Vice President of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, he is currently a professor of educational leadership for change at Fielding Graduate University. Reach him at www.fourarrowsbooks.com.

    Bram Duffee, Ph.D., is a full-time paramedic, researcher, and speaker from Houston, Texas, who teaches interpersonal communication and leadership. As a specialist in conversation analysis, he examines paramedic interactions with the goal of improving emergency healthcare. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University. Reach him at www.BramDuffee.com.

    "As a seasoned academic emergency physician with decades of ambulance and wilderness prehospital experience, I have seen the critical role that hypnosis can play in these settings. In their groundbreaking book, the authors draw on their extensive background in both the EMS and psychology to provide a comprehensive guide to using hypnotic communication techniques in prehospital care. Incorporating the latest research in hypnosis, they provide practical, real-world strategies, practical tips, and expert advice. This book is an essential resource for EMS responders."

    —Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D., MBA, FACEP, FAAEM, FIFEM. Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine.

    "This material presents both an opportunity and a challenge to all prehospital care personnel. The opportunity is to develop patient communication at a level previously unknown, a level that may enhance positive and possibly lifesaving physiological responses. The challenge is to break through the barriers of bias, preconception, and mind-set that deter objective evaluation."

    -Thomas Elmendorf M.D, Past President California Medical Association.

    "Hypnotic Communication in Emergency Medical Settings is an essential resource for medical professionals seeking to improve patient outcomes. The authors provide practical techniques for using hypnotic communication to calm patients and reduce anxiety during emergency situations. This book is a valuable addition to any medical library and a must-read for those working in emergency medicine. Highly recommended!"

    -Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, FRSM.