Returning veterans may present with war-related illnesses months or even years after their military service. Veterans may be referred to a community hospital or medical center for services that are not available at the local military treatment facility. This module describes the unique health conditions of returning veterans. An interprofessional approach is required to address the diverse healthcare needs of veterans, including traumatic brain injury, traumatic amputations, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide risk, and hearing loss. Nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, speech-language pathologists and physical and occupational therapists need to work collaboratively as an interprofessional team to manage the multiplicity of healthcare needs for this at-risk population.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, dietitians and dietary managers with information on the medical (both physical and psychological) needs of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe unique health conditions of returning veterans
- Identify resources available to returning veterans to help them manage their healthcare needs for military-related medical conditions
- Discuss the role of healthcare professionals in caring for returning veterans in the community
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians/nutritionists, occupational therapists, physicians, and speech language pathologists.
Dietitians/Nutritionists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 1 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 1040, 3020, 4000.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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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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