With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are many who may be feeling emotional distress given the uncertainty around the impact, spread, and scope of the disease. Psychiatrists play an important role in supporting patients' management of any psychosocial issues and responses that may arise from the disease's impact on them, their families, and community. This free presentation will outline how psychiatrists can support patients, communicate with family members and children, and be a resource to other providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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- Identify strategies to maintain continuity of care with patients during COVID-19
- Explain how patients enhance wellbeing for themselves and their family
- Discuss stress mitigation strategies with patients impacted by COVID-19
- Identify ways in which family members can communicate with children about the disease
- Provide consultation and support to members of the healthcare community
- Review importance of and strategies for provider self-care and sustainment
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 60 minutes
Begin Date: March 26, 2020
End Date: March 26, 2023
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. 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.
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The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 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
- Joshua C. Morganstein, MD, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Stephen J. Cozza, MD, COL, U.S. Army Retired, Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Curt West, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Robert Ursano, MD, Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Sander Koyfman, MD, Behavioral Health Medical Director, WellCare of NY - a Centene Company. Disclosures - Consultant: MOCingbird, Inc.; Employee: WellCare of NY - a Centene Company; Board of Directors: Vibrant Emotional Health.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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