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Stress Busters’ Corner

Stress Busters’ Corner

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March 30th 2015:An Administrator's Perspective

In the previous episode, Wayne Markell, Platoon Commander for the Emergency Medical Services, spoke about his experiences with stress, when he was a from line Paramedic, and later, a supervisor, still doing calls. In this episode, he speaks from the perspective of a senior administrator in the department, having to make decisions that impact on the lives of his field staff, and trying to help them through their own stresses. He speaks about how the service has changed over the years, and the cost of stress and burnout, to the department. He also gives a few pointers about managing stress.

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Wayne Markell

Wayne began his pre-hospital career with St. Lawrence and District Ambulance Service directly out of high school, at the ripe old age of 18. He pursued his education on a part-time basis, working five 24hr long shifts each week while attending night classes on his 2 days off. He graduated with Distinction in the EMCA program from St. Lawrence College in 1981. He joined the management team in 1988 and became a Primary Care Paramedic in 1996. Wayne has been quite active since the download of services to the communities, graduating with Honours from the Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)program at The Michener Institute for Applied Sciences, serving as ‘D’ Platoon Commander, teaching college par
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