COMMON TYPES OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS
 

  1. Assault - Physical, sexual, psychological to a patient, self, family member or other organizational member
  2. Abuse - Physical, sexual, emotional, to a child, patient, self, family member or other organizational member
  3. Life-threatening experience - Usually to self, maybe close coworker, friend or family member
  4. Perception of serious threat - Usually to self, but maybe close coworker, friend or family member
  5. Serious injury - Self, organizational member, close friend or family member, or possibly unexpected witnessing of an event.
  6. Suicide and homicide - Family member, friend, organizational member or co-worker.
  7. Line-of-duty injury or death - To self, family member or close friend, organizational member (prototypical; usually worst cause of Critical Incident Stress)
  8. Disasters - Natural, man-made, technological; especially if risk or damage involves self, family, close friends, or organizational members
  9. High-publicity events and crimes - No matter how horrendous an event, the presence of today's never-sleeping media greatly magnifies and intensifies affairs. The intense media interest in the crash of TWA Flight 800 was a significant factor in imposing a heavy burden upon those counseled.   Oklahoma City bombing, New York City on September 11, hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters in the news, war and victims of war, etc.

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