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Practical Applications of Disaster Mental Health – Lessons Learned from the US Military

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 10/1/2017

Expiration Date: 10/1/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 0.75
  • Participation: 0.75

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Overview

The United States Navy has developed a model for short-term disaster mental health support which can aid psychiatrists treating patients after both human-generated and natural disasters. While this course focuses on disaster mental health in the military context, its lessons can be used by psychiatrists to provide disaster mental health support within your own community. 

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - $18.75

Learning Objectives

  • Identify different types of human-generated and natural disasters and describe the relative psychological impacts.
  • Explain the behavioral and psychological effects of disasters on individuals and communities to enhance clinical care and overall population health.
  • Determine those most vulnerable to the impact of disasters to increase identification and treatment within different scopes of practice
  • Identify the key components for successful application of psychological first aid.
  • Describe a Navy model for short-term disaster mental health support 
  • Formulate a strategy to provide disaster mental health support within their own community.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duraton : 45 minutes
Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: October 1, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 66% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenters

  • Jeffrey Millegan, MD, MPH, Director, Naval Center of Combat & Operational Stress Control. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Josh Morganstein, MD, Associate Professor, Assistant Chair of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Planners

  • Stephanie Auditore, Director of Membership, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Eric Meyer, MD, Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Jeffrey Millegan, MD, MPH, Director, Naval Center of Combat & Operational Stress Control. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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