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West Virginia: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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This course fulfills the requirement for 2 hours of coursework in mental health conditions common to veterans and their families.

     Nancy Evans, BS
     Tracey Long, RN, PhD, APRN

Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: July 1, 2025
Course price: $19

Course Summary

An overview of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its implication for veterans, their families, and the community. Includes symptoms and diagnostic criteria, populations at risk for PTSD, treatment modalities, and resources for veterans, families, and healthcare providers.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Define post traumatic stress disorder and discuss its implications for the family and community.
  2. List 4 categories of PTSD symptoms and their diagnostic criteria.
  3. Identify 5 populations at risk for PTSD.
  4. Explain the CAPS-5 criteria for assessment and diagnosis of PTSD.
  5. Compare and contrast 4 treatment modalities for PTSD.
  6. List at least 4 resources where families and healthcare professionals can learn more about PTSD.