Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers

  • Duration

    3 hrs 

  • Program Outline
    Health professionals 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 and are at a high risk of developing mental health problems. These mental health conditions have significant impact on their employment, family/relationships, and wellbeing.This workshop has been designed to assist GPs and other health professionals to diagnose patients with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other co morbidities. Evidence based guidelines will be used as the foundation to appropriately diagnose and identify treatment pathways including recommended referrals, trauma focused psychological therapy and psychological first aid to help support their management of emergency service workers.This training aims to increase participants’ skills and confidence to:1.      Understand the relationship between traumatic events and the development of mental health conditions2.      Identify evidence-based treatment and referral pathways for a patient impacted by trauma3.      Recommend evidence-based resources, including e-Mental Health, for family/kinship groups impacted by trauma FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAMThe Grant Program for Emergency Services Workers trauma Care, including PTSD support services, is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs. https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidlittleproud/Pages/mental-health-grants-support-emergency-services-workers.aspx
  • Accreditation
    Pending approval with the RACGP and ACRRM
  • Topics covered
    1.      Understanding the context of Emergency Service Workers2.      Diagnosing PTSD3.      Your role4.      Self-care for practitioners
  • Learning Objectives
    1.      Recognise responses to trauma in emergency service workers, their families and kinship groups2.      Identify validated screening and assessment tools for common mental health conditions related to trauma3.      Apply evidence-based treatment/management plan for a patient impacted by trauma 4.      Identify a range of appropriate referral pathways and collaborative care options5.      Identify and use self-care strategies and resources to manage their own mental health and wellbeing
Start Date End Date Time Fee
Tuesday, 02 Mar 2021 Tuesday, 02 Mar 2021 09:30 AM-12:30 PM FREE

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