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 the busy schedule of a first responder. Each session:
- Runs under 30 minutes
- Provides Accreditation
- 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 police, fire and EMTs***
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
Emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters.
Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Attorney General.
Release Date: January 28, 2016
Expiration Date: January 28, 2017
First Responder Continuing Education Credits
CECBEMS is an organization established to develop and implement policies to standardize the review and approval of EMS continuing education activities. The sponsoring organizations of CECBEMS are, the American College of Emergency Physicians, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors, National Council of State Emergency Medical Services Training Coordinators, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the National Association of EMS Educators, and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.
Continuing Education Hours have been applied for through the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
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 participation credits associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which these credits 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 the MGH Psychiatry Academy that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. The MGH Psychiatry Academy has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)
The MGH Psychiatry Academy 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, the MGH Psychiatry Academy has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.
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)
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
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
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