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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A man suffering from PTSD.


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

Contact hours: 2
AOTA CEUs: 0.2
Expiration date: August 1, 2024
Course price: $19*

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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.

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Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.

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AOTA Approved Provider Logo 2023 ATrain Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider #6558. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.2 CEUs, introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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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Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

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.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.