4033-16: Assessing the Mental Health Needs of First Responders: A Systematic Review

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Recorded On: 10/22/2016

4033-16:  Assessing the Mental Health Needs of First Responders:  A Systematic Review

Duty-related traumatic exposures put first responders at high risk for developing mental disorders. This presentation looks at the results of a systematic review of the effects of trauma on this population.

Presenter: Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 


Session Length:  42 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Session Objectives

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

  1. Discuss duty-related trauma exposure and risk for mental and substance use disorders among first responders.
  2. Identify the prevalence of mental and substance use disorders among first responders as presented in a systematic review.
  3. Understand duty-related trauma exposure on first responders and the implications for psychiatric nursing practice and future research.

Keywords: First Responders, Mental Health, Trauma, PTSD, Suicide


Continuing Nursing Education

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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented

APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, October 22
12:15pm - 1:00pm


Release Date:
February 21, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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