Defense Centers of Excellence sent this bulletin at 02/14/2012 08:53 AM EST
The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) presents:
Title: DCoE February Webinar – Treating Sleep Problems in PTSD and TBI
Date: Feb. 23, 2012, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)
Purpose: The DCoE February webinar will focus on evidence-based and empirically-supported treatments for sleep problems (e.g., trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, nightmares and excessive daytime sleepiness) that are common in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Both behavioral and pharmacological treatments will be presented, with a special emphasis on prazosin. Prazosin is a medication that has been found to be effective in reducing combat-related nightmares.
- Anthony Panettiere, MD
National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Murray Raskind, MD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing medical education (CMEs) credits from Saint Louis University will be available for this webinar. Pre-registration is required to receive CEUs/CMEs.
Now available through Adobe Connect and Defense Connect Online
In an effort to support all guests whose network security settings may limit access to various internet sites, we are simultaneously hosting this webinar via two technical platforms. The primary site is via Adobe Connect and Defense Connect Online is the optional site. You need only to sign on to either one of the sites to fully participate in the webinar.
To register, please visit: http://es.adobeconnect.com/dcoewebinar/event/registration.html. Please note, if you would like to obtain CEUs/CMEs, you must register. Some network security settings (e.g., Department of Veterans Affairs) limit access to the registration page. If this occurs, please access the registration page from a different network.
View the webinar
The webinar will be simultaneously hosted on two technical platforms. The primary site is via Adobe Connect and Defense Connect Online is the optional site. You need only to sign on to either one of the sites to fully participate in the webinar. Visithttp://www.dcoe.health.mil/Training/MonthlyWebinars.aspx for instructions on how to access the webinar room and dial-in information for the audio portion of the webinar. Audio will not be provided via Adobe Connect or DCO.
If you have any questions, please email DCoE.MonthlyWebinar@tma.osd.mil
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is hosting its monthly webinar on September 22nd, this time focusing on Case Management of Mild TBI.
The webinar will emphasize the need for a collaborative approach to treatment and the role of the case manager. Speakers will provide resources and tips to assist military case managers with service members experiencing persistent symptoms related to concussion/mTBI.
Scheduled speakers include:
Lisa Perla, MSN, ARNP, CNRN
National Polytrauma Coordinator
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Susan Kennedy, RN, BSN, CCM
Case Management Consultant
Altarum, TBI Clinical Standards of Care Directorate
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Jennifer Audette, LCSW, CCM
OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager
Albany VA Medical Center, N.Y.
To register, be added to the distribution list or for more information, email DCoE directly at DCoE.MonthlyWebinar@tma.osd.mil
This article was originally posted by Robyn Mincher, DCoE Strategic Communications, on the DCoE blog.
A smartphone is no longer used as just a way to call home. A service member or veteran can access mobile applications and websites that feature resources and programs to cope with psychological health concerns, and help one self-monitor behaviors and emotions. A service member can also receive one-on-one help over the phone with service-endorsed call centers that can put them in touch with a psychological health professional to mitigate serious concerns, like suicidal thoughts.
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