Trauma-Informed Care (1.0 CE for Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators)

10-24-2023 07:39 AM

Course Description

Trauma is a widespread public health concern in the U.S. resulting from different causes including but not limited to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, acts of violence or war. Trauma affects all individuals regardless of age, socioeconomic status, gender, race, and sexual orientation. As a severe public health concern with far-reaching consequences, trauma needs to be addressed. Not doing so may result in an increased risk of mental health disorders, chronic physical diseases, and substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define trauma
  • Summarize the causes of and risk factors for trauma exposure
  • Recall the philosophy of trauma-informed care
  • Explain the symptoms and behaviors of individuals experiencing trauma exposure
  • Explain the symptoms and behaviors of individuals experiencing trauma exposure
  • Examine the goals when applying trauma-informed principles to patient care
Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.

CE Information

This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing. 

Course Authors

This course was written by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice along with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.