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Trauma-informed Care: Essential Elements for Pediatric Health Care

      Instructions

      To obtain continuing education credit:
      • 1
        Read the article carefully.
      • 2
        Read each question and determine the correct answer.
      • 3
        Visit PedsCESM, ce.napnap.org, to complete the online Posttest and evaluation.
      • 4
        You must receive 70% correct responses to receive the certificate.
      • 5
        Tests will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

      OBJECTIVES

      At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
      • 1
        Define and discuss trauma-informed care.
      • 2
        Describe incorporation of trauma-informed care into pediatric health care.
      • 3
        Describe trauma-informed mental health care.
      • 4
        Discuss the importance of universal screening for trauma exposure and linkage with appropriate interventions.
      Contact hours: 0.75
      Passing score: 70%
      This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the Posttest will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours.
      Earn FREE CE Contact Hours OnlineContact Hours for this online activity are FREE for NAPNAP Members. Non-Members will be charged a fee of $10 to receive contact hours for this online activity through PedsCESM. Payment can be made by credit card through PedsCESM.
      • 1
        To take the Posttest for this article and earn contact hours, please go to PedsCESM at ce.napnap.org.
      • 2
        In the Course Catalog, search for the name of the CE article.
      • 3
        If you already have an account with PedsCESM, log in using your username and password. If you are a NAPNAP member, log in with your username and password. If you are a first-time user and NAPNAP non-member, click on ‘‘New Customer? Click Here.’’
      • 4
        Once you have successfully passed the Posttest and completed the evaluation form, you will be able to print out your certificate immediately.

      CE TEST QUESTIONS

      • 1.
        The greater an individual's trauma exposure the poorer their potential lifetime developmental and health outcomes.
        • A.
          True
        • B.
          False
      • 2.
        The definition of a traumatic event includes which of the following?
        • A.
          Dangerous or distressing event
        • B.
          Overwhelms the individual's ability to cope
        • C.
          Results in feeling of helplessness and terror
        • D.
          All the above
      • 3.
        Children never develop trauma symptoms following a severe illness or physical injury.
        • A.
          True
        • B.
          False
      • 4.
        Essential elements of trauma-informed care include:
        • A.
          Realizing the significant impact of trauma
        • B.
          Recognizing how trauma may affect children, families, and staff
        • C.
          Applying trauma-informed knowledge into practice
        • D.
          Preventing re-traumatization
        • E.
          All the above
      • 5.
        Principles of trauma-informed care include all except:
        • A.
          Rigid adherence to protocols
        • B.
          Peer support
        • C.
          Trustworthiness and transparency
        • D.
          Safety
      • 6.
        Staff at all levels of an organization can contribute equally to helping traumatized children and families heal.
        • A.
          True
        • B.
          False
      • 7.
        Mental health interventions available to trauma-exposed youth include which of the following?
        • A.
          Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
        • B.
          Dialectical behavior therapy
        • C.
          Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
        • D.
          All the above
      • 8.
        One form of trauma rarely occurs in isolation.
        • A.
          True
        • B.
          False
      • 9.
        Pediatric patients and their families should be screened for trauma exposure.
        • A.
          True
        • B.
          False
      • 10.
        Children exposed to trauma may manifest the following symptoms:
        • A.
          Hypervigilance
        • B.
          Irritability
        • C.
          Anger outbursts
        • D.
          Decreased attention
        • E.
          All the above