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Alexandra Jabr

Alexandra Jabr holds a master’s in mental health, specializing in death, grief, and bereavement. She works for Riverside County (Calif.) Fire Department as a paramedic/EMS specialist and is an adjunct faculty member at the Victor Valley College Paramedic Academy.

Objectives Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to: Understand the state of current education as it relates to death and grieving; List five practices EMS providers can…
Almost 10 years ago I spotted the words Coping with Death (optional) listed in the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor manual. “Why don’t we ever teach this section?” I asked the man…
I remember the first time I cried over the death of a patient. It still seems odd—I didn’t know him before our paths crossed, and I never expected to hear about him again after that day. For the…
Even after several years of teaching EMT, BLS, ACLS, and even PALS courses, I was once too intimated to step into the role of instructor at a paramedic academy. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to…
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