4015-23: Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma: A Trauma-Informed Care Approach for Hope and Recovery

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4015-23: Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma: A Trauma-Informed Care Approach for Hope and Recovery

Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma seldom seek treatment and are at high risk for poor mental health outcomes including death by suicide. Using a trauma-informed care approach that includes awareness, preparedness, and action can improve mental health outcomes and create a safe, whole-person, patient-centered avenue to recovery.

  Brenda Lee Mayfield, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Sameera Rajpari, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Christopher Atchison, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate the importance of identifying a patient's Veteran status. 

Keywords:  Veteran, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Trauma-Informed Care

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 37th Annual Conference
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Access to this course will end:  November 30, 2026

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