1h
Karen-Ann Clarke
25 Apr 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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

Identify

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

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

Use common treatment options available in order to assist people to manage symptoms of emotional distress associated with post-traumatic stress disorder

Educator

Comments

19 Jul 2018
Well presented in a simple easy to understand way. A comprehensive coverage of the effect of PTSD not only on the individual but his/ her whole family
12 Jul 2018
Very detailed and easy to follow
11 Jul 2018
Very helpful in learning about the basics of PTSD
27 Jun 2018
great PTSD topic
26 Jun 2018
informative
25 Jun 2018
I really enjoyed this package of learning. It was well presented and very appropriate to my job.
19 Jun 2018
Very interesting learning. Family of PTSD victims are validated and are incorporated into holistic care. Very well covered topic. Never lost me for a second
19 Jun 2018
Wonderful activity to watch.
12 Jun 2018
Worth watching this lecture, giving a better understanding of the nature of PTSD, and treatment options.
11 Jun 2018
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11 Jun 2018
Wonderful presenter; as always very knowledgeable, content delivered in an engaging & easy to follow manner. Highly recommended to all health care professionals, many thanks!
07 Jun 2018
Very interesting.
06 Jun 2018
Excellent resource done is such a truly well done way to assist learning about PTSD.
05 Jun 2018
informative.
04 Jun 2018
This module is informative. Great
04 Jun 2018
Great VLA. Very good presenter. Information was interesting easy to understand and well presented.
01 Jun 2018
Great
01 Jun 2018
Very Interesting
31 May 2018
very informative
31 May 2018
Good
31 May 2018
Very well presented clear and informative.
31 May 2018
very interesting.
31 May 2018
amazing
31 May 2018
Excellent
30 May 2018
Excellent for those working with difficult patients who have may have pre-existing trauma
30 May 2018
This was a very interesting tutorial and I have gained an amazing insight on this topic.
29 May 2018
Very informative and easy to follow.
28 May 2018
Very interesting and informative. Equipped nurses for their role in giving holistic care to their patient
28 May 2018
This educator was very engaging and was able to explain PTSD symptoms, management and treatment options clearly.
28 May 2018
Great presentation, really interesting and informative. Would have been good to see the families outcome after therapy.
28 May 2018
Engaging and informative
27 May 2018
excellent overview
27 May 2018
Very knowledgeable session
27 May 2018
Excellent and engaging. The music and graphics were certainly different.
27 May 2018
Great video.
27 May 2018
A really comprehensive and well put together VLA. Really enjoyed it.
27 May 2018
Exceptional
27 May 2018
Clear presentaion
27 May 2018
Excellent presentation very specific information
26 May 2018
Excellent Course,well presented and Easily to follow and understand.
26 May 2018
good course
26 May 2018
Excellent presentation.
26 May 2018
Interesting
26 May 2018
25 May 2018
I found the presenter very good, but I think the microphone was too close and there is the saliva sound when she's speaking which is distracting.
24 May 2018
Simple but detailed.
24 May 2018
Very well presented.
24 May 2018
Relevant and useful information
24 May 2018
Excellent course information well presented and easily understood. Pleased it identified the possible effects on family particularly children who are oftened overlooked by Adult Mental Health Services
24 May 2018
It would be of benefit for all Registered Nurses to listen to this video.
24 May 2018
Very clear to understand. Thoughtful and informative that is relevant to all situations
23 May 2018
Very informative
22 May 2018
Informative
22 May 2018
Good resource
22 May 2018
Very engaging. pleasant to listen to.
22 May 2018
Very informative, evidence based learning resource.
21 May 2018
Well articulated VLA
21 May 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the lecture
20 May 2018
Increasingly relevant topic.
20 May 2018
I have learnt a lot
19 May 2018
The educator was very well spoken and described all aspects of the teaching well. She did it in a manner that was respectful also which I think is very important.
18 May 2018
Great Topic!
18 May 2018
An excellent resource, professionally presented. It was clear and concise and I enjoyed the revisiting learning segments. As a subject it has often appeared complex and specialised. I would recommend this to others as it is an area that touches many patient lives.
17 May 2018
A really good session, One I will go over again
16 May 2018
good source of learning about PTSD
15 May 2018
Excellent lecture recommended for all.
15 May 2018
Thank you
14 May 2018
the cpd was helpful and informative
13 May 2018
Great information and is useful specially for those nurses who wants to specialise in mental health nursing.
13 May 2018
TOO GOOD
12 May 2018
The information presented was very useful for nursing practice and everyday situations, as well as easy to understand.
12 May 2018
Excellent presentation
11 May 2018
This activity was highly beneficial for managing the clients with PTSD with various types of therapies.
09 May 2018
Great topic, well taught
09 May 2018
It is an eye opener in a sense that PTSD is not oftenly brought out in public for discussion
09 May 2018
Resourceful
09 May 2018
Everyone should read up on PTSD. With the current active combat zone climate overseas, this issue needs to be recognised early for maximum benefit to occur. I recommend all health professionals watch this very easy to understand VLA.
09 May 2018
very interesting.
08 May 2018
A very interesting subject.
08 May 2018
The educator was engaging
08 May 2018
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08 May 2018
Informative, clear and precise explanation of PTSD. Case study was particularly helpful in understanding the effects of PTSD on the individual and their family.
08 May 2018
great video.
07 May 2018
Good session
07 May 2018
I thuroughly enjoyed this VLA. It incorporates alternative as well as traditional methods for managing PTSD and it's effects on loved ones. Especially interesting and reinforcing of my already formed beliefs was the use of Equine and Canine therapies...the importance of animals for human health and healing.
06 May 2018
Very good educator.
03 May 2018
Clear , direct to the point and informative.
03 May 2018
Lot of information delivered extremely well by a confident and knowledgeable lady
03 May 2018
The educator is knowledgeable and engaging. I would surely recommend this education to other health professionals.
03 May 2018
Easy to understand presentation on a complex subject
02 May 2018
This was a very good presentation. Highly recommend
02 May 2018
Very informative and helpful education. Gave good insight into this area of mental health treatments.
02 May 2018
well narated
01 May 2018
great
01 May 2018
very interesting
30 Apr 2018
excellent VLA
30 Apr 2018
This was a well constructed eduction module. I filled gaps in my knowledge clearly.
30 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation and great presenter. This reinforced existing knowledge and increased awareness and understanding of PTSD along with renewed education on tools available to assist patients with PTSD and recognizing the signs.
30 Apr 2018
Very good presenter. Clear and easy to follow. Informative.
29 Apr 2018
It was a great short study easy to understand and as well as in-depth. Until I watched this I didn't realise that some of my relatives have suffered with PTSD and so now I understand why they have acted the way they did etc....
27 Apr 2018
This was so informative, and discussed with great compassion and a sense of hopefulness.
27 Apr 2018
This is so helpful on RNs working in an aged care environment.
26 Apr 2018
Presenter engaged well and was very clear in her presentation.
25 Apr 2018
This was very informative and easy to understand
25 Apr 2018
Great video
24 Apr 2018
Really easy to listen to, simple but very informative!
23 Apr 2018
Very informative and I had no idea of the physical danger PTSD has on children .
21 Apr 2018
I feel better informed about ptsd and I believe my understanding has been increased, thus, I feel better equiped to interact with someone with ptsd.
19 Apr 2018
Because the problem is such a personal one I was riveted by the content and explanations. the talk was not overpowering, but very matter of fact.
19 Apr 2018
the educator presented well
18 Apr 2018
I enjoyed this power point, I thought at first it may be a little over bearing to listen to this AUSMED educational video, however, I can now state that it was very informative and very interesting how new research is helping these individuals now and in the future
18 Apr 2018
Very good short information of a complex topic. This was a useful recap of PTSD and reinforced my knowledge as well as learning something new
18 Apr 2018
Excellent Presentation
10 Apr 2018
Another well presented lecture
05 Apr 2018
This was very interesting. As I listen to true crime podcasts, it was interesting to see Narelle Fraser get a mention for her PTSD.
12 Mar 2018
Very good for my field of work.
06 Mar 2018
Very informative and well organized
24 Feb 2018
Great
13 Feb 2018
This course has increased my awareness and being able to recognize of post traumatic stress disorder patient and lead to better treatment outcomes to people affected and family involve
12 Feb 2018
This has been by far one of the most useful Ausmed learning activities. The content was presented in a way that is easy to engage with and understand. It was neither too basic, or too complex and is applicable to a broad range of nursing environments, not just mental health
08 Feb 2018
Very informative presentation.
03 Feb 2018
Excellent
31 Jan 2018
Very engaging, informative and relevant

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Normal and abnormal responses to trauma
  • Diagnostic classification of PTSD
  • How PTSD affects families and children
  • Cognitive, pharmacological, and alternative treatment options

Target audience

Health professionals who are caring for individuals and families who show signs and symptoms of emotional distress associated with trauma.

Purpose

Provide current knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment, and how the experience of PTSD impacts upon the emotional wellbeing of the person and their family.

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. Other people may experience threats to life or safety through intentional violence, acts of terrorism and physical/sexual assaults, which also contribute to the experience of significant emotional disturbance and threats to the person’s emotional wellbeing. Trauma is felt not only by the person directly, but also affects members of their family, often affecting the mental health across multiple generations. 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.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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