2020 has been challenging, fostering disruption, uncertainty, fear, isolation, fatigue, and burnout. All of these emotions can become intensified during the holidays, impacting our well-being and our relationships. Tune in to hear Dr. Ed Racht and Rhonda Kelly of Global Medical Response talk about the ways we as responders can protect ourselves, not only surviving, but actually enjoying the holidays despite the pandemic.
Executive Director, All Clear Foundation
National Director, GMR Life
Global Medical Response
Rhonda started in EMS as an expanded-practice EMT working aboard icebreakers for the U.S. Antarctic Program and then volunteered as an EMT for a rural ambulance service and for Rural Metro ambulance in Aurora, Colo. Rhonda served 17 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for Aurora Fire, obtaining her RN license and working as an ED and Psych ED nurse for Centura Health. She served as the Health & Safety Officer for Aurora Fire. In 2016, she founded ResponderStrong, a collaboration between the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz and emergency responders to build better mental health supports for responders and their families. In January 2020, she transitioned ResponderStrong to its new home within the All Clear Foundation and became Director of GMR Life where she focuses on overall wellness, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains.
Ed Racht, MD
Chief Medical Officer, GMR
Ed Racht is the Chief Medical Officer for Global Medical Response (GMR) and a renowned speaker in the EMS community. He has more than 20 years of experience in EMS and healthcare systems.
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