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.
- Directives (An Overview)
- Literal Interpretation
- Managing "Pain" ("Discomfort")
- Stopping Bleeding
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Hypnotic Treatment for Burns
- Respiratory Diseases
- Childbirth and Pediatric Emergencies
- Psychological Emergencies
- The Planetary Emergency
"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.