PTSD in the Aftermath of COVID-19
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating disorder that develops in some people following traumatic experiences. It is important to draw attention to PTSD as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the general population, patients, and healthcare workers. Studies have shown that healthcare workers are at high risk of PTSD during pandemics. Considering that healthcare work is already an at-risk occupation, it is crucial that we openly discuss PTSD and other mental health disorders so early intervention can occur and responses to traumatic events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can be expedited for healing to begin to take place for our patients, the community and healthcare workers.
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Baptist Health South Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
All physicians, psychologists (Instructional Level: Intermediate), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
- Identify the characteristics and criteria for PTSD in patients and peers.
- Eliminate stigmatizing language of mental health and PTSD from communication with colleagues and patients.
- Access and utilize referral resources for cultivating coping and healing for patients, community and healthcare workers.
Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*
*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-799053, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Psychology and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs, Respiratory Therapists (personal growth) and Social Workers. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Psychology CE
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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