Coping with Traumatic Events - DVD only - 6 hours
Identifies the major causes and pathways of the stress response. Describes how worry, traumatic events, threats, and crises can cause anxiety and trauma-related disorders. Lists the characteristics of acute stress disorder and the principles of crisis intervention. Identifies the symptoms, subtypes, and treatments of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Discusses effective stress management strategies including resilience building, mindfulness, relaxation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medications. Lists the methods of managing compassion fatigue in caregivers and health care professionals. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care outcomes across disciplines. Describes, for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health professionals and improve patient treatment co-morbidity outcomes for occupational and physical therapy.