Trauma-Informed Care for Healthcare Professionals - PSY60248

Trauma-Informed Care for Healthcare Professionals

by Samantha P. Koury, LMSW and Susan A. Green, LCSW
PSY60248
(4.6 / 8 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.50 CE Credit)

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Price: $31.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.50

Summary:

Healthcare professionals increasingly are recognizing the long-term effects of trauma on a person’s health. Many traumatic events involve violations of a person’s body integrity; thus, experiencing trauma can also affect a person’s general attitudes toward medical care. It is critical that healthcare professionals understand the relationship between trauma, adversity, and health, as well as approaches to create clinical environments that are less traumatic for patients and staff, and that they promote recovery and healing through the services they provide. Beginning research has demonstrated that Trauma-Informed Care has the potential to increase patient engagement in treatment and preventive care, decrease staff turnover, increase staff morale, increase staff’s ability to provide patient-centered care, and improve the patient experience of care and health outcomes, as well as promote genuine healing.

Objectives:

The goal of this Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) continuing education course is to provide healthcare professionals with knowledge regarding the effects that psychological trauma has on health and how healthcare professionals can use trauma-informed approaches with patients and coworkers to reduce retraumatization and promote healing. After studying the information here, you will be able to:
  • Explain how trauma may affect health
  • Describe the interplay of trauma in healthcare settings
  • Recognize the potential for retraumatization within healthcare settings
  • Identify ways in which the healthcare system can benefit from implementing TIC
  • Identify specific trauma-informed values and approaches that can be used in different health professional roles
  • Describe the importance of interprofessional communication and team-based care when working with patients who have experienced trauma
  • Explain the correlation between trauma, patient health, and patient-centered services
  • Recognize the effect of the work on the healthcare professional
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and psychologists.
 
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
 
Instructional level: Advanced
 
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 12/4/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/4/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/4/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Tarsha W - Baton Rouge, LA  ·  May 10, 2019
Very informative, and easy to read material
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Herlonda D - Dallas, TX  ·  Apr 30, 2019
It was a very interesting subject.
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Steven H - Evans, CO  ·  Apr 29, 2019
Important information for health care professionals
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Michael T - Highlands ranch, CO  ·  Mar 14, 2019
Excellent. Great information provided.
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Price: $31.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.50