A Primary Care Provider’s Guide to Post-Disaster Mental Health Screening

Description: This 2 hour program, presented by Area Health Education Center of Southern Nevada, is designed for EMS personnel, nurses, physicians, and other health care practitioners.  The purpose of this program is to increase first responders’ and health care workers’ knowledge of their role and referral options with respect to mental health screenings following a disaster.  This course will also include Psychological First Aid components.  At the conclusion, participants will be able to:·         Explain how disaster may impact the short-term and long-term mental health status of those involved;·         Describe normal trauma reactions to disasters and other critical incidents;·         Identify persons in need of professional mental health intervention and provide appropriate referral options; and ·         Discuss the effect of disasters on special populations and provide appropriate referral options.

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Name: Roberta Keeley
Phone: (702) 318-8452
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Area Health Education Center of Southern Nevada

1094 E Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, NV  89104


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Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture, Quiz
Format: Video
Languages: English
Keywords: mental health, post disaster, screening, special populations, trauma
Target Capabiltities: Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services)
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Respond
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed Aug 08 11:43:07 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Tue Oct 16 16:10:50 -0400 2007