The First Response for Veterans: Crisis Intervention and Supporting the Unique Health Care Needs of our Veterans

Holyoke, MA US
November 5, 2019

Date & Location:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Goal:

The goal of the symposium is to build the capacity of our region's emergency personnel, first responders and mental health workforce to better serve our returning veterans and their families.

Jointly Provided by:

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System,  One Call Away, Baystate Health Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Critical Care and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

 

Target Audience

This course is designed for EMS, emergency department, first responders, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, mental health providers, VSOs and veterans

Learning Objectives

Describe how to identify a veteran in crisis.
Discuss what considerations to take into account when responding to a veteran in crisis.
Describe how to approach a veteran in crisis.
Describe de-escalation techniques.
Discuss available resources for First Responders.
Improve the engagement and experience of veterans in crisis.
Understand post deployment issues facing returning veterans, specifically PTSD.
Describe unique considerations for responding to a veteran in mental health crisis.
List up to 3 combat ‘BATTLEMIND’ attributes and discuss ways these attributes may manifest when the veteran returns home.
Give examples of at least 2 transitional issues for returning Vets that may influence their mental health and result in a crisis situation.
Briefly describe available local/state/federal/non-profit Veteran-related community resources, including the MA Dept. of Veterans’ Services SAVE Team.
Discuss general facts about suicide.
Identify a veteran that may be at risk for suicide.
Describe the resources available for a veteran at risk for suicide.
Discuss how to access available resources when in a crisis situation.
Understanding the causality and linking of battlefield exposures to health outcomes in Veterans.
Recognize the environmental health hazards associated with military service.
Determine the key medical and deployment history factors for military veterans in providing accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Discuss self-report assessment tools to assist in PTSD screening.
Describe to patients the availability of two evidence-based treatments for PTSD.
Understand the unique program aspects that Home Base offers to veterans, service members and their families.
Understand the importance of having veterans in your care and asking the right questions in determining appropriate health considerations.
Discuss the initiative in western Massachusetts for establishing an intake process for quickly identifying veterans in your care as well as resources available and the support needed for such a process.
Identify specific resources to help veterans and families who are transitioning from military service to civilian life.
Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of local, state and federal points of contact in properly referring veterans and their families members for health care and mental health counseling and services.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.50 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 6.50 NASW Smith CE Credits
    This program was approved for 6.50 Continuing Education Credits by Smith College School for Social Work and assigned authorization number E20-24 in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258 CMR, Category I, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 6.50 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • 6.50 OEMS Credit Hours
Course opens: 
02/13/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
11/05/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2019 - 4:45pm
Cost:
$55.00
Rating: 
0

Program Schedule  

     
 TimeLectureCredit Available 
 8:00Registration, Continental Breakfast and Community Exhibit Tables  
 8:30Welcome and Introduction ~ Michael F. Moran, BSEE, ENS, CEC  
 8:45First Contact
 ~ Sgt. Sean Sullivan, MA, CJ
1.00 
 9:45First Response
 ~ Jeffrey McCarthy, PsyD
1.00 
 10:45Refreshment Break and Exhibits  
 11:00Battlemind
~ Kelly McAllister, PsyD and Bryan Doe, MBA, MEd
1.00 
 12:00Lunch  
 1:00Suicide Prevention Strategies
~ Jillian Hynek, LICSW
1.00 
 2:00Military Environmental Health Exposure
 ~ Kelly Loven, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-BC, CEN
0.50 
 2:30Refreshment Break and Exhibits  
 2:45Home Base 
~ Louis Chow, PhD
1.00 
 3:45The Just Ask Campaign
~ Larry Cervelli, BS, OT
0.50 
 4:15Navigating the System: Veteran 101
~ John Paradis, Lt Col, USAF (ret), MSJ, APR  and Steven Connor, BA
0.50 
 4:45Adjourn  
  Maximum credit available6.50 
 Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity. Faculty Disclosure

None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

Baystate Education Center
361 Whitney Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

Free surface parking.

Meeting Room temperatures will fluctuate. 

PLANNERS

Cindy L. Foster, MA, AS
Paramedic
American Medical Response
One Call Away Organization

Bryan J. Doe, MEd, MBA
Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
Springfield Vet Center

David Sutton
President
One Call Away Foundation

Ida Konderwicz, RN, BSN, CEN
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Baystate Health

Gerald (Wook) Beltran, DO, MPH,  MSIS, MSCJA
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Emergency Physician
Baystate Medical Center

Dennis O’Brien, RN, BSN, NE-BC
Chair Veterans’ Organization Resource Group
Manager, Pulmonary Rehab
Baystate Medical Center

FACULTY

Larry E. Cervelli, BS, OT
Occupational Therapist
Founder and Coordinator, Western Massachusetts Veterans Outreach Project

Louis Chow, PhD
Director of Education, Home Base
Staff Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Steven Connor, BA
President, Western Mass Veteran’s Services Officers Assoc.
Director of Veterans’ Services

Jillian Hynek, LICSW
Social Worker
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
US Department of Veterans' Affairs

Kelly Loven, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-BC, CEN
Nurse Practitioner
Environmental Exposure Clinic & Occupational Health
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
US Department of Veterans' Affairs

Jeffrey McCarthy, PsyD
Psychologist/Manager
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
US Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Gabriel Nutter, BA
Team Leader
MA Department of Veterans Services

John Paradis, Lt Col, USAF (ret) MSJ, APR
Veteran Outreach Specialist
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Sean Sullivan, MA CJ
Combat Veteran, 14 yrs US Army Reserve
Sergeant
Springfield Police Department

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team.

 

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.50 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 6.50 NASW Smith CE Credits
    This program was approved for 6.50 Continuing Education Credits by Smith College School for Social Work and assigned authorization number E20-24 in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258 CMR, Category I, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 6.50 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • 6.50 OEMS Credit Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/13/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$55.00
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Please Note: 

Each participant must register themselves for the program.

 

 
Complete the EVALUATION and collect your CREDIT before the program CLOSES on:Tue, 12/31/2019 - 11:30pm
  

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

Cancellation:
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

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