ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

West Virginia: Mental Health Care of American Veterans and Their Families

This course fulfills the West Virginia requirement for training on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans and includes information about inquiring whether your patients are veterans or family members of veterans, screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), risk of suicide, depression and grief, and prevention of suicide. 

Author:
Sara Wilson, BA

She holds a BA in Classical Languages from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sara Wilson is a professional writer and editor working in textbook publishing on nursing and health professions as well as online course material and NCLEX test preparation; further, she edited computer science, college textbooks and monographs, religion books, and computer gaming entertainment.



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: August 1, 2019
  • Course price: $19

Course Summary

This course addresses the healthcare challenges of today’s returning Veterans and describes the resources available to them. It explains the importance of screening for military service by health professionals when seeing a patient for the first time. Following a discussion of the health conditions seen in Veterans, it explains the principles of rehabilitation and reintegration that underlie their focused care.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

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.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Describe veterans’ healthcare challenges and identify how to find the locations of VA health centers in the nation.
  • Recount 4 ways that veterans can access community-centered healthcare if they cannot use a VA health center.
  • Explain the importance of screening for military service, veteran status, or being a family member of a veteran.
  • Discuss posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide risk, depression, grief, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence and explain how each may arise in military veterans and their families.
  • Name 3 ways that providers can receive additional education or training to assist them in serving veterans and their families.
  • Explain the principles of rehabilitation and reintegration and list 3 ways you can make appropriate referrals.

    Instructions
  • Online
  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

  • Print Option
  • Click "Print Option" to print a hard copy with mail-in instructions.

  • Take the Test