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Warrior-Centric Healthcare Training (WCHT) - You Must Know Me to Treat Me

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Join the Warrior-Centric Healthcare Training (WCHT) Learning community. Our goal is to empower you with the tools to understand the importance of military and veteran culture, cultural competency, and effectively communicating with service members, Veterans and family members who are living with PTSD, TBI, and other mental and behavior health concerns. Learn how to master these unique clinical situations by exploring the differences in military service, military culture, rank, veterans, gender issues, age, values and beliefs, socio-economics, race, ethnicity and religion. CME/CE up to 5 Credits: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists. Certificate of Participation: Social Workers, Psychologist, Chaplains, Behavioral Health Professional, and Health Executives.

Warrior-Centric Healthcare Training (WCHT)®
You Must Know Me to Treat Me®
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Expiration Date: November 1, 2019


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other Mental and Behavioral conditions are being treated in various ways throughout the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Administration (VA) and civilian health care systems. This online training is designed to equip Providers and Allied Health Team members with the skills necessary for the standard and consistent application of culturally competent methodologies when treating military service members, veterans and their families.

Our goal is to provide you with the tools to facilitate your understanding of the importance of military and veteran culture, cultural competency, and the ability to effectively communicate with service members, Veterans, and their families who are living with PTSD, TBI and other mental, behavioral, and physical health concerns. In addition, you will gain a greater appreciation for the differences in military service, military culture, rank, veterans, gender issues, age, values and beliefs, socio-economics, race, ethnicity and religion.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Nurses. Other health care professionals such as Social Workers, Psychologist, Chaplains, Behavioral Health Professions, and Executive Healthcare Leaders may also benefit from the content of this program and will be provided with a certificate of participation upon completion.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

Module 1: Military and Veteran Culture in the Clinical Setting
1.Contrast explicit and implicit characteristics of military and veteran culture
2. State relevancy of cultural competency communication training for patient provider interactions
3. List barriers to patient-provider communication
4. Identify how military and veteran cultural considerations impact patient-provider interaction

Module 2: Cultural Competency in the Military and Veteran Communities
5. Contrast explicit and implicit characteristics of military and veteran culture
6. State relevancy of cultural competency communication training for patient provider interactions
7. List barriers to patient-provider communication

Clinical Workshop: Neurobiology of PTSD and TBI
8. Discuss deployment dysfunction
9. Demonstrate Define PTSD and TBI
10. Discuss the following PTSD topics
  • Evolution of the DSM and PTSD
  • PTSD biology and symptomatology
11. Discuss the following TBI topics
  • TBI classification, etiology, and pathology
  • Physiologic and biochemical tissue changes
12. List areas of neuropsychological assessment
13. Discuss pharmaceutical and therapeutic interventions

Module 3: Patient and Provider Communication in the Military and Veteran Communities
14. Identify personal cultural biases and beliefs & how they impact communication skills
15. Discuss and execute communication strategies that enhance targeted outcomes
16. Integrate cultural communication strategies into clinical practice and into the provision of supportive services

Training Structure
To successfully navigate the training and receive up to five (5) CME/CE credits, complete the following in the order they are listed. Each of these has its own tab at the top of this training.

1. Pre-assessment
Take the pre-assessment to log your current understanding of Veteran health and related concerns. You will not be graded or evaluated on your responses.

2. Activity Material
Watch and review the four Warrior-Centric Healthcare Learning Modules, which focus on the various issues that impact and influence Veteran health outcomes. A video introduces and concludes each module, and lecture and supplemental videos on the specific module topic are available. You must complete all four modules to take and pass the post-assessment.

3. Post-assessment
You must complete and pass the post-assessment with a 70% or higher score within three attempts to receive the four (4) CME/CE credits.

4. Evaluation
Complete the brief, anonymous and voluntary training evaluation that facilitates continuous improvement of the training and associated materials.

5. Certificate
Upon completion of the post-assessment, you will be awarded four (4) CME/CE credits certificates for your records and for submission for CME/CE. A printable certificate suitable for framing will be emailed to you.

6. Case Studies
You can obtain one additional CME/CE credit by completing two Case Study activities 3 months post passing the assessment. You will receive a follow-up email in 3 months with the link to the Case Studies.

Instructor Information
 

Evelyn L. Lewis, M.D., M.A., FAAFP, DABDA (Click here to view bio)
Deputy Director NMA/COBB Health Institute
Chief Medical Officer, Warrior Centric Health, LLC
Dr. Lewis has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Ronald Koshes, M.D., DFAPA (Click here to view bio)
Psychiatric Consultant
Private Practice Psychiatry
Dr. Koshes has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Ronald J. Steptoe, CMR, DABDA (Click here to view bio)
CEO - Warrior Centric Health, LLC
Mr. Steptoe has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Method of Participation
To receive CME/CE credits/contact hours, you must:
  • Review the full content of the program.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (70% or higher).
  • You will have 3 opportunities to successfully complete the program.
Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the test and submission of the evaluation form.

Accreditation Statements
CME/CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc. and The Steptoe Group. AKH Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 4.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Associations of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.
This program is accredited for 4.0 contact hours which included 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #21649.

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commericial Support Standard.

Pharmacists

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 4.0 contact hours (0.4 CEUs). UAN 0077-9999-16-036-H04-P. Initial Release Date: 11/1/2016.

Case Study 1 & 2 Accreditation Statements
Note: Case Studies
You can obtain one additional CME/CE credit by completing two Case Study activities 3 months after passing the assessment. You will receive a follow-up email in 3 months with the link to the Case Studies.

Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc. and The Steptoe Group. AKH Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Associations of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.
This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hours which included 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #21650.

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commericial Support Standard.

Pharmacists

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU). UAN 0077-9999-16-037-H04-P. Initial Release Date: 2/1/2017

Commercial Support
This activity is not supported by an educational grant.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH Inc. and The Steptoe Group planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through reader's misunderstanding of the content.

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Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
$150.00
Activity Price
172 Registered Users