The Training Institute at Home Base: a Welcome Back Veterans education initiative to heal the invisible wounds of war.

Course Information

Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members and Post-9/11 Veterans - HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Welcome Video

Description

Home Base has trained more than 18,000 healthcare professionals and community members to recognize and treat the Invisible Wounds of War. Join us and learn how you can better serve our returning Service Members and Veterans in your communities.

Home Base is offering five, FREE, on-demand trainings specifically designed for health professionals

  • Sessions run from 30 to 45 minutes in length.
  • CME/CE/CEU Certified
  • Includes short videos from combat veterans to illustrate key learning objectives, as well as clinical referrals and other useful resources
  • Features course content that is mobile-friendly and on-demand, so you can participate whenever your schedule allows

All trainings provide resources and information about treatments available to Veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war.

***Content is ideal for nurses, OT/PT, and speech and language pathologists***

Topics Covered

Module 1: Invisible Wounds of War: PTSD (Louis Chow, PhD)

  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD
  • Learn how to facilitate interactions with Veterans who have PTSD

Module 2: Understanding Suicide Risk in the Military: How Can You Help? (Timothy Petersen, PhD)

  • Learn the risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • Learn basic considerations for intervening with suicidal individuals

Module 3: Substance Use/Abuse in the Military (Lauren K. Richards, PhD & Louis Chow, PhD)

  • Understand substance use disorder within a military context
  • Learn what resources are available for Veterans and Service Members

Module 4: Invisible Wounds of War: TBI (Magda Wojtowicz, PhD)

  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI
  • Learn how the symptoms of TBI can be mimicked or magnified by other factors

Module 5: Military Culture (Lauren K. Richards, PhD and John M. Rodolico, PhD)

  • Understand the unique military experiences of Post-9/11 Service Members, the deployment cycle and reintegration difficulties
  • Learn about common challenges Service Members face in seeking care for the Invisible Wounds of War
Faculty
Target Audience

Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and physicians.

Educational Support

Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Attorney General.

CE Information

Release Date:  January 28, 2016 
Expiration Date:  January 28, 2017


CREDIT   

TYPE

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

3.75

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

3.75

Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 3.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

3.75

(self-claim)

Other Professions

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Faculty Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.


Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.


Planner Disclosures

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Emma Morrison, MPA
Jane Pimental, MPH 

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc
Research: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Department of Defense, Highland Street Foundation, NIH
Speaking/CME/Consulting: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Equity/Spouse: Dendreon, G Zero, Gatekeeper

Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties: Oxford University Press (co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (co-editing handbook)


Speaker Disclosures

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
John M. Rodolico, PhD
Louis Chow, PhD
Magda Wojtowicz, PhD
Lauren K. Richards, PhD
Natanael Radke
Kurt Powers
Brett Casavant
Ryan Pitts


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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