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    Critical Incident Stress Management Program (CISM)
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The Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management Program trains volunteers to provide crisis support to reduce the harmful effects of critical incident stress for; law enforcement officers; firefighters; emergency medical services, corrections, hospitals, and emergency management personnel; and dispatchers.
The core functions of the Nebraska Statewide Critical Incident Stress Management Program are:
  1. Recruitment and retention of volunteers (training, continuing education);
  2. Intervention services (defusings, debriefings, referral);
  3. Prevention (education, consult agencies).
An Interagency Management Committee provides overall organization leadership for the statewide CISM Program. The lead agency is the Nebraska EMS / Trauma Program. This committee is responsible for the overall planning, program development, and coordination of program and related activities. The CISM Interagency Management Team is made up six members:
The CISM program is authorized by the:

2015 CISM Conference: This year we have opened the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Conference to hospital staff, law enforcement, corrections, EMS & fire personnel, dispatchers and emergency management personnel who are not members of the statewide team.  It is a very inexpensive conference in which the registration covers the program, lunch, and food on breaks.  It will be an interesting day, so plan to sign up and join us for some wonderful speakers.  

  • 6 hours of continuing education for EMS, Law Enforcement, and Mental Health
  • 5.5 hours of Nursing contact hours, approved by ENA
  • 9 hours of continuing education for CISM members

2015CISMConfBrochure.pdf2015 CISM Conference Brochure


CISM Overview

For more information, contact:
Debbie Kuhn
Statewide CISM Coordinator / Metro EMS Specialist
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-0119
Fax: (402) 742-1140
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