Trauma-Informed Care for Healthcare Staff (Microlearning)

10-24-2023 07:50 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. Trauma must first be understood to contribute to healing and trusting relationships in healthcare by implementing trauma-informed care.

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

  • Outline the benefits of implementing trauma-informed care in healthcare settings

Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.

Course Information

This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!

There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.

Course Authors

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

Brenda earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.