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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)191
First Published
Updated25 April 2018
Expires25 April 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will increase the awareness and recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whilst also promoting the resilience that individuals and families demonstrate to cope with a range of significant life challenges

Topics
  • What are normal and abnormal responses to trauma?
  • Diagnostic classification of PTSD
  • How does PTSD affect families and children?
  • Cognitive, pharmacological, and alternative treatment options for PTSD
Need

Although traumatic and potentially life-threatening events such as natural disasters, conflict and severe accidents can be part of the human experience, for approximately 5—10% of the Australian population, responses to these traumatic events consist of significant emotional distress and subsequent impairment in a person’s ability to live a satisfying life.

An awareness and ability to recognise the difference between normal and abnormal responses to traumatic events is imperative to facilitate early assessment and appropriate intervention to minimise long-term and often harmful consequences.

Healthcare professionals are in powerful positions to influence high-quality care, which ultimately leads to better treatment outcomes for people affected by PTSD.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide learners with current knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its treatment, and how the experience of PTSD impacts upon the emotional wellbeing of the person and their family.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder to initiate early interventions in order to prevent adverse consequences of this condition occurring for the individual
  • Link possible long-term behavioural and emotional consequences of PTSD on family members with the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder in order to provide holistic care for all people affected by this disorder
  • Use common treatment options available in order to assist people to manage symptoms of emotional distress associated with post-traumatic stress disorder
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses, midwives and other health professionals who are caring for individuals and families who show signs and symptoms of emotional distress associated with trauma.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention, and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)191
First Published
Updated25 April 2018
Expires25 April 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Mental Health
Trauma
Clinical Assessment
Communication
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.7
191 Total Rating(s)
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Natalie Walter
09 Sep 2019

The sounds effects, screaming and sinister noises during the presentations were very distracting and made me feel like disengaging and switching the viewing off. Please edit this out. I won’t recommend this one, sorry.

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Kathleen Bevan
26 Aug 2019

Found this topic very informative and interesting.

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Mathew Brindley
05 Aug 2019

How to dealt with PTSD and their effects

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Catherine Scott
31 Jul 2019

Great coverage of the topic, informative and interesting.

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Donna Nguyen
05 Jul 2019

Very interesting resource - I learnt a lot. Use of recent evidence/references. The presenter spoke very clearly.

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Alicia White
04 Jul 2019

I recently watched the exact same speech in a lecture setting with the exact same presenter. I was hoping to build upon the previous knowledge.

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Shea Inglis
02 Jul 2019

It was detailed presentation.

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Maryanne O'Neill
28 Jun 2019

Informative and Educational! A Great approach with an explanation of PTSD.

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Rebecca Brown
26 Jun 2019

I enjoyed this CPD as i have a family member diagnosed with PTSD and i wanted to know treatment options. Within my work place there is not many patients with PTSD so its not an area that i am familiar with

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Linda Silva Renouf
25 Jun 2019

Excellent speaker and information