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					                OPERATIONAL STRESS
                           LEADER’S ACTIONS

                Signs of Operational Stress
Shakiness/trembling Headaches                Misconduct
Fatigue                 Insomnia             Anger
Anxiety                    Alcohol abuse     Loss of confidence
Exhaustion                 Confusion         Apathy/Isolation

                           What To Do?

• Train to develop mutual reliance, teamwork and trust
• Impart pride and lead by example and inspiration!
• Conduct realistic and tough training
• Promote physical fitness and practice good sleep habits
• Pass on mission essential information and control rumors
• Know each sailor’s personal background
• Plan and use regular stress debriefings before and after
 mission completion
• Ensure all sailor’s know about operational stress and
 Psychological First Aid
• Ensure referral of stress injuries to appropriate level of care
 and reintegration of returning sailors back to unit.

				
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