Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to gain an understanding of the experience of a healthcare professional experiencing an unexpected pediatric loss.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify interventions for emergency service personnel experiencing an unexpected pediatric death.
Methods: A phenomenological approach based on the philosophy of Max van Manen will guide this study. Open-ended questions with a purposive sampling will be employed.
Results: This is an ongoing study-preliminary results will be presented on the presentation.
Conclusion: Implications for thematic findings will include gaining an in-depth understanding of this experience from the perspective of those involved and developing a cadre of coping and grieving interventions for emergency service personnel. Findings may also provide guidance for the implementation of revised emergency personal, personnel standard, practices, and polices.
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