The fire extinguisher is not just for show
How do you prevent PTSD in paramedics? How do you prevent people from seeing certain things? From remembering them? And as another poster said, it isn't just paramedics; many people in EMS (including the EMTs & 911 dispatchers) have been found to suffer form PTSD, so focusing on paramedics (which you might be using to describe anyone on an ambulance) might be limiting your focus a bit.The title of the study is “Self-taught cognitive resilience in paramedic workers: Is prevention as effective as treatment for trauma-related disorders?”
The prior psychological training aims to be cost-effective and time-flexible in order to fit in with the schedules and work demands of paramedics. A prototype of this may be available for forum users here to test.
You can't unsee child abuse victims, you can't forget the smell of burning flesh, doing CPR in an infant, walking up and finding three shooting victims, two of whom are kids, one who was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. You can't forget the time you walked up to the patient whose family called you to help him, only to have him attack your partner.
I look forward to seeing what your study finds