Trauma Informed Care: Foundations and
Implementation in Long Term Care
Friday, November 22, 2019

Program Overview

Course Description: 

In 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule to revise requirements that Long Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Phase 3 regulations must be implemented by November 28, 2019. The regulations specifically include "raising awareness about the special care needs of trauma survivors, including a targeted effort to support the needs of Holocaust survivors living in the United States. Trauma survivors, including veterans, survivors of large-scale natural and human-caused disasters, Holocaust survivors and survivors of abuse, are among those who may be residents of long-term care facilities. For these individuals, the utilization of trauma-informed approaches is an essential part of person-centered care." This training will define trauma, review person centered planning including universal precautions, identify the specific needs of older populations (including veterans), outline trauma symptom management, identify ways to work with families, and how to implement trauma informed care in your long term care organization.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the nature and impact of psychological trauma across the lifespan and at least two reasons for providing trauma-informed care in long-term care
2. List 3 of the ways a universal precautions approach can be utilized in long term care
3. Recommend trauma-specific approaches to patient empowerment that reduce the possibility of triggering trauma¬≠related responses and thus reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization
4. Identify practical trauma-informed strategies to implement with Veterans
5. Differentiate when it IS and IS NOT appropriate to directly screen for history of exposure to psychological trauma and current symptoms, and strategies for doing both
6. Identify at least 2 ethical/legal issues that could arise when working with family members of residents with trauma histories

Conference Details

  • When

  • Friday, November 22, 2019
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Monroe Community Hospital
    435 East Henrietta Road
    Rochester, New York 14620

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