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Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care

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Members: $361  |  Non-members: $721
Continuing Education:
5.1 CE hours; NAB CEs: 5.75 hours
Duration: Eight learning modules, between 30 and 50 minutes each, and one resource module
Speakers: Dr. Anna Fisher, CMDCP, CDP, QCP; Alexis Roam, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP; Pamela Truscott, RN, MSN/Ed, QCP, DNS-CT, RAC-CT; and Denise Winzeler, RN, BSN, LNHA, DNS-CT, QCP

Certificate Program for Implementing an IDT Approach to Trauma-Informed Care

Trained IDT member providing trauma-informed care to a resident

Implementation of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is a federal regulatory requirement, but it is also an approach to care that requires specific staff competency as well as a system of care delivery to achieve the intent of the regulation and provide the necessary support to care for residents who may suffer from trauma. Developed in partnership with AHCA (American Health Care Association), this certificate program is designed to provide education that will assist facility leaders in implementing TIC in their facility with staff who are appropriately trained and competent to care for residents who are at risk for re-traumatization.

“Trauma-informed care (TIC) is really unique and probably one of the regulations that might require the most work for people, because it might require the most changes,” states AAPACN Chief Nursing Officer, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, in Skilled Nursing News. Read full article or listen to Amy explain the importance of implementing a TIC culture before Oct. 24, 2022, in this short Q&A video with AAPACN members.

Following this on-demand workshop, you will be able to define TIC and describe its six key principles, coordinate the IDT to design a process that supports collaboration for TIC, and identify the necessary areas to implement TIC.

Program Curriculum and Format

This workshop includes eight learning modules and one resource module, which are to be completed in sequential order. Following the completion of each module, you will be able to:

Module 1: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care

  • Define TIC
  • Summarize regulations related to TIC

Module 2: Six Key Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care

  • Describe the six key principles of a trauma-informed approach to care
  • Define the Four Rs of TIC
  • Identify ways to resist re-traumatization

Module 3: Assessment and Care Planning

  • Define and differentiate screening and assessment of trauma
  • Apply the three Es (event, experience, effect) of trauma to the screening and assessment process
  • Identify interview techniques to incorporate into the assessment process
  • Develop person-centered care plans with the goal of preventing re-traumatization

Module 4: Triggers

  • Identify triggers and how to abate episodes
  • Apply interventions to de-escalate situations
  • Describe examples of triggers and mitigating episodes

Module 5: Interventions

  • Understand regulations pertaining to psychotropic medications
  • Describe potential interventions and apply them to real-life situations
  • Pinpoint areas for monitoring and follow-up related to interventions
  • Identify areas to evaluate after implementation of interventions

Module 6: Collaboration

  • Define collaboration as it relates to TIC
  • Identify TIC partners for collaboration and coordination of resident care

Module 7: Discharge

  • Recognize the importance of discharge planning as it pertains to TIC
  • Describe evidence-based practices and programs for a safe and successful discharge for residents at risk of re-traumatization

Module 8: Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach

  • Identify the areas to implement TIC
  • Implement processes to support TIC
  • Utilize these areas to apply practices for providing person-centered TIC

Module 9: Resources

Modules must be completed in sequential order. An online quiz must be completed following each module in order to advance to the next section. The certificate will be earned following the full completion of this program.

The speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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This program was created in partnership with AHCA.