On April 26 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Trauma-Informed Care: Overview and Best Practices in Patient Screening.”
More than three-quarters of Medicaid recipients report experiences of trauma and violence during their childhoods. These experiences may include verbal, physical or sexual abuse; living in poverty or violent surroundings, including war zones; or living with family members who struggle with substance abuse, mental illness or extreme disability. Research demonstrates that there is a direct correlation between traumatic experiences and the 10 most common causes of death in the United States.
The U.S. healthcare system continues to struggle to reach this high-risk population, many whom also have multiple comorbid chronic health conditions. It is imperative that today’s patient-centered and whole-person healthcare teams take a proactive trauma-informed approach to care delivery. Trauma-informed care begins by first understanding the problem and then identifying patients who have endured or witnessed over the course of their lives any number of adverse or traumatic experiences.
During this webinar, HMA experts Karen Hill, PhD, MSN, ANP-C; Laurie Lockert, MS, LPC; and Jeffrey Ring, PhD, provide information about the biopsychosocial impact of adverse and traumatic experiences; identify screening tools; and explore how provider practices can support this at-risk population. Listen to the recording and:
- Understand adverse/traumatic experiences and trauma-informed care delivery.
- Examine the correlation between trauma and physical health as well as the importance of integrating treatment through trauma-informed care.
- Identify who is at risk for adverse or traumatic experiences.
- Learn how to recognize and mitigate patient behaviors that often are the result of trauma.
- Discuss screening tools for primary care practices.
The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.