1012: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Mini Course on Assessment, Neurobiology, Symptoms, and Treatment: Basics, Nuances, Complexities, Evidence Based and Anecdotal
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common due high levels of human violence in the U.S. and to the ongoing wars involving U.S. citizens and immigrants. This 2-hr course provides APRNs and RNs with basics needed to asses and treat people with sub-threshold PTSD and chronic complex PTSD. Trauma neurobiology, differential diagnoses, symptom management via counseling, psychotherapies, and psychopharmacology are included.
Speaker: Debby Phillips, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) will occur during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 120 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe PTSD and identify sub-threshold and complex PTSD.
2. Describe the neurobiology basics of trauma and of trauma healing.
3. Describe psychotherapeutic and pharmacological strategies targeting PTSD symptoms and facilitating healing.
Key words: PTSD, culture, neurobiology, trauma, assessment, psychotherapy
Continuing Nursing Education
2.0 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: 7:20am – 9:20am
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: March 30, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013