Course 1: "Physiological/Symptom Control and Interdisciplinary Care Team"

The "Physiological/Symptom Control and Interdisciplinary Care Team" course focuses on the physiological symptoms unique to returning OEF/OIF/OND Wounded Warriors associated with blast-incurred neurological trauma sustained during military theatre operations, including traumatic brain injury, comorbidities such as PTSD, and other polytraumatic injuries.

Credits:  4 Credits

Authors: 

Theresa Bacon-Baguley, PhD, RN, is a GVSU Professor, Nurse Physiologist and Director of Research who has 19 years of experience educating undergraduates and graduates, and providing clinical services for Physician Assistants.

Percival Pangilinan, MD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Health System, Department of PM&R. He also serves as the Section Chief of TBI/Polytrauma at the VA Ann Arbor.  His clinical interests focus on rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury or stroke.


 

Course 2:  "Cognitive & Behavioral Health"

The “Cognitive and Behavioral Health” course provides education regarding the cognitive and behavioral difficulties that Wounded Warriors with a mild traumatic brain injury experience when returning from combat. Specifically, there are three problem areas for the Wounded Warrior on which this course will focus:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and suicide, and substance abuse.  In each of these problem areas, education will be provided about cognitive and behavioral risk factors, symptoms, and brief intervention strategies. Participants in this course will be provided with education, empirically validated assessment tools, and in-vivo practice for how to identify and briefly intervene with Wounded Warriors who have difficulty with any of these potential problem areas.
 

Credits:  4 Credits

Authors: 

Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP, FACHP, is the current President of the Academy of Clinical Health Psychology and currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Spectrum Health.

Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinical Psychologist in San Antonio, TX and former Active Duty Captain and Psychologist with the United States Army. 

 


 

Course 3: "Case Management and Community Reintegration"

The "Case Management and Community Reintegration" course focuses on coordination of services for wounded warriors from governmental agencies; community, local, and regional agencies; and other professional agencies that assist in their return to productive family, social, and occupational roles and responsibilities. While polytrauma and traumatic brain injuries are often devastating to the average American and his or her family, they can take on a different meaning in the wounded warrior population.

Credits:  3 Credits

Authors:

Susan Jensen, PhD, RN, CCM is a GVSU Associate Professor, elected Commissioner for the Commission of Case Manager Certification, and an expert in case management and community reintegration.  Dr. Jensen instructs undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
 
LTC Suzanne Leclaire (retired), RN, MSN, MHS Military Case Manager with over 40 years career experience.   
Carrie Roy, BS, Manager, Kent County Veterans Affairs
 
 
 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University. The Michigan State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Approval valid through 10-28-15.  Assigned ONA# 16321

 

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