Post-Notification Recap

Once the trauma notification team leaves the NOK’s location, talk to one another about the experience and the NOK’s reaction. This provides an opportunity to discuss what went well during the notification as well as identify areas for improvement. 

Think about some of the ways you deal with stress. For some, it is engaging in physical activity. For others, it is talking to someone. Utilize those skills in the aftermath of delivering a trauma notification. If necessary, seek appropriate resources for yourself. 

  • Take an opportunity for the trauma notification team to discuss the NOK's reactions as well as personal reactions.

  • Review stress reduction strategies.

  • If necessary, seek appropriate resources for yourself.