CRITICAL INCIDENT INTERVENTIONS
A Critical incident is a potentially traumatic event such as an earthquake, flood, accident, unexpected death, terrorist attack or any other situation that exposes us to extreme stressors.
The initial approach we use to address these situations is called Psychological First Aid
This approach focuses in promoting natural processes of recovery considering two aspects:
1) Provide immediate emotional support.
2) Provide recommendations to mitigate and stabilize symptoms of acute stress caused by the incident.