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The Trauma Sensitive Intake

by Maryl Smith, CPM, LDM
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning

The art of trauma informed intake is more than just including a couple of questions on your intake history. When the right questions are asked in a non-threatening way, you can become the trusted recipient of sensitive information that is vital to the quality of care that you provide. This class will enable you to plan and create a trauma-safe environment at the very first patient visit. You will develop written and verbal forms of inquiry that cover a broad range of trauma history and will learn to facilitate patient disclosures in a compassionate, effective way. You will be able to identify indicators of trauma history in the absence of patient disclosure and learn to connect the coping mechanisms your patient exhibits to the type and duration of their trauma history. You will learn how to elicit your patient’s self-identified strengths and resources which you can use to develop an effective treatment plan. Your individualized approach will positively influence patient trust, safety, health and emotional well-being. Most importantly, it will avoid the re-traumatization that so often happens in medical settings which erode the success of future healthcare encounters.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: The participant will develop written and verbal forms of inquiry that cover a broad range of trauma history and facilitate patient disclosures;
Objective 2: The participant will be able to state the most probable coping mechanisms that are connected with the type and duration of a trauma;
Objective 3: The participant will be able to generate questions that elicit their patient’s self-identified strengths and resources, then describe ways they might utilize those resources.

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks