Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers

  • Duration

    3 hrs 

  • Program Outline
    GPs often play a central role in the provision of healthcare to communities in the immediate, acute phase of emergency situations and, on an ongoing basis for the long-term recovery of individuals and their broader community. Emergency Service Workers are one of the high risk groups for trauma exposure. This workshop has been designed to assist GPs and other health professionals to identify patients with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other comorbidities. Participants will also learn how to provide appropriate patient support such as psychological first aid and treatment pathways. In recognition of the challenges surrounding treating trauma affected patients and the fact that many health professionals live in the trauma affected communities, this workshop also focuses on self-care including the resources and strategies most suitable to support this.This training aims to increase the skills and confidence of GP’s and allied health professionals to:Understand the relationship between traumatic events and the development of mental health conditionsIdentify evidence-based treatment and referral pathways for a patient impacted by traumaRecommend evidence-based resources, including e-Mental Health, for family/kinship groups impacted by trauma 
  • Topics covered
    Impact of trauma on mental healthAssessment, diagnosis and treatmentResources to support mental health – patients, family, kinship groups and health professionals
  • Learning Objectives
    definition of trauma and traumatic events Identify the relationships between experiencing traumatic events and developing mental health conditionsRecognise the differences between normal and abnormal reactions to traumatic experiencesApply validated screening and assessment tools for common mental health conditions related to traumatic eventsIdentify evidence-based treatment pathways for a patient impacted by trauma Identify a range of appropriate referral pathways and collaborative care options for patients who have experienced a traumatic 
Start Date End Date Time Fee
Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 06 PM-09 PM FREE

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