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Richard Kamin – Profile

Dr. Kamin is an actively practicing emergency physician and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center where he is the EMS Program Director. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of EMS.

Dr. Kamin received both his bachelor of science and medical degree from the University of Washington and subsequently completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and EMS Fellowship at the University of Connecticut. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is proud to be a part of the second group of physicians board-certified in EMS.

Dr. Kamin is the Co-Chair of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care after having served as a Guidelines Committee and Board of Directors member. He is an active member of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) Medical Directors Council and a Co-Principle Investigator on the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines Project.

He is the Past-Chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Tactical EMS Section, a member of the ACEP High Threat Task Force and a participant with the NFPA 300 project and the National Tactical EMS Competency Domains Project. Dr. Kamin is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, prehospital providers, law enforcement officers, and other physicians. He has the privilege of providing medical support for multiple law enforcement teams in Connecticut.


Webinar Title: Acute Stress: A Normal Response To An Abnormal Event

Through his experience as a physician providing medical support for law enforcement, Dr. Kamin learned first-hand about the symptoms of acute stress and how this normal response after a traumatic event differs from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although he was fortunate to have good guidance during this time in his life, Dr. Kamin realized that many who are subjecting themselves to the same potential are not well enough informed or resourced properly. Based on these insights, this talk aims to help prepare willing responders to be better informed and able to do the job they are called upon to do.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Discuss acute stress response and how it differs from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Understand how acute stress may manifest and how to address it most efficiently
  • Discuss treatment options for acute stress and PTSD