Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Course is organized by NetCE.
Release Date: 04/01/2018
Expiration Date: 03/31/2021
This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and mental health professionals involved in the identification and treatment of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 15 ANCC contact hour(s). NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 3.6 pharmacotherapeutic/pharmacology contact hour(s). NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 18 hours for Alabama nurses. AACN Synergy CERP Category A.
Education Category: Psychiatric / Mental Health
Primary care practitioners treat many civilians and veterans of all ages who exhibit symptoms of PTSD, but many lack the necessary knowledge to identify PTSD and perform differential diagnosis. Also necessary is an understanding of the circumstances that can lead to the development of PTSD and appreciation of the emotional and physical needs of that result from different traumas and different time intervals from the exposure. This course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to appropriately identify and treat patients with acute stress disorder and PTSD. The course will also review the changes in PTSD diagnostic criteria with the DSM-5 and how these reflect changes in the conceptualization of the disorder itself based on the body of research.
The purpose of this course is to provide primary care providers with the knowledge they need to effectively identify, engage, diagnose and treat patients with PTSD.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Review the historical conceptualization of trauma reactions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
• Analyze the models traditionally used to explain the PTSD disease process and to develop treatment modalities.
• Define terms related to trauma and stress reactions.
• Outline the epidemiology of PTSD and related comorbidities in various populations.
• Review the natural history of PTSD.
• Describe the personal and societal costs of PTSD.
• Recognize common presentation and associated comorbid conditions in combat veterans following exposure to trauma.
Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Trauma