Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur in any individual who has experienced a traumatic event. Signs and symptoms may be difficult to recognize, but as nurses, we can use critical thinking to assess patients at risk. We are positioned to make an impact by identifying patients and advocating for treatment. The resources below are available to help nurses successfully recognize and manage PTSD in patients and ourselves. You’ll also find content related to specific traumatic events that can contribute to PTSD. Make sure you’re familiar with these issues and how they impact the care you provide.

CE COLLECTION
$1.00 CE Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Earn 5.5 contact hours
PLEASE NOTE:  The PTSD collection is now being offered for $1.00 until 12/31/2017 with all proceeds to be donated to the American Red Cross.
 

Recognizing PTSD

Free Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Overview
Lippincott Professional Development Collection
[This course is for information only.  Please disregard references to CE credit within the body of the course.]

Free Addressing Traumatic Stress in the Acute Traumatically Injured Patient
Journal of Trauma Nursing, March/April 2017
 
Free The PTSD Toolkit for Nurses: Assessment, intervention, and referral of veterans
The Nurse Practitioner, March 2017
 
CE Getting to the Bottom of PTSD
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March/April 2015
 
CE The Impact of Event Scale– Revised: A quick measure of a patient's response to trauma
American Journal of Nursing, November 2008
 

Managing PTSD

Free Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Management
Lippincott Professional Development Collection
[This course is for information only.  Please disregard references to CE credit within the body of the course.]

CE Trauma-Informed Care: Helping Patients with a Painful Past
Journal of Christian Nursing, October/December 2016
 
Free
Cannabis for posttraumatic stress disorder: A neurobiological approach to treatment
The Nurse Practitioner, January 16 2016
 

PTSD and Nurses

CE Debrief in Emergency Departments to Improve Compassion Fatigue and Promote Resiliency
 Journal of Trauma Nursing, September/October 2017
 
Free The Impact of a Violent Physical Assault on a Registered Nurse: Her Healing Journey and Return to Work
Journal of Forensic Nursing, April/June 2017
 
CE Secondary Posttraumatic Stress and Nurses' Emotional Responses to Patient's Trauma
Journal of Trauma Nursing, March/April 2017
 
CE Secondary Traumatic Stress in Trauma Nurses: Prevalence and Exposure, Coping, and Personal/Environmental Characteristics
Journal of Trauma Nursing, October/December 2010
 

Gun Violence

BLOG Plunging Forward in the Aftermath of the Las Vegas Tragedy

Free Can Health Care Professionals Do Anything About Gun Violence?
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, May 2017
 
Free Violence Is a Public Health Issue
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, November/December 2016
 
Free Ending Gun Violence: Putting People Before Politics to Expand Research About Gun Violence
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, March/April 2016

BLOG Is there a Cure for Gun Violence?

BLOG Can Health Care Professionals Do Anything About Gun Violence?
 

Domestic Violence

Free Implementing a Domestic Violence Screening Program
Journal of Trauma Nursing, May/June 2015
 
CE Intimate Partner Violence in Rural U.S. Areas: What Every Nurse Should Know 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, May 2014
 
CE What Are Barriers to Nurses Screening for Intimate Partner Violence?
Journal of Trauma Nursing, July/September 2013

CE  Domestic Violence

Lippincott Professional Development
 

Veterans

CE Veteran Women: Mental Health-Related Consequences of Military Service: A Review of Recent Research and its Relevance for Nurses in All Settings
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, November 2016
 
CE Military Sexual Trauma in Male Service Members
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, September 2016
 
Free Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Combat Veteran
Professional Case Management, January/February 2015


CE Caring for Veterans
Lippincott Professional Development
 

 

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You may also be interested in The PTSD Toolkit App — a free e-learning resource for nurses to support the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, providing clinical information combined with interactive simulations. This resource was developed by the American Nurses Foundation and Penn Nursing Science, and was made available as a mobile application in partnership with Lippincott Solutions. 

 

 
MORE READING & RESOURCES
American Red Cross
PTSD Alliance
National Institute of Mental Health