Home Study Continuing Education Opportunity

Home study or enduring learning activities are web-based, pre-recorded courses offering continuing education (CE) credit. Please review the details below regarding events the DCoE event planning team is supporting in collaboration with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) and the Military Health System (MHS) Speaker Series.

The purpose of the home study sessions is to educate military health care providers and enhance performance by sharing knowledge and best practices across the patient care continuum.

The topics covered support an integrated system of health care for those who serve in the defense of our country, and newly established Defense Health Agency (DHA) objectives.

These sessions will:

  • Educate personnel on how their individual contributions help to successfully improve readiness, health care and management of costs
  • Provide specific training and leverage peer networking with military, civilian and private sector experts so attendees can return to their workplace and apply lessons learned

Home Study Sessions
Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)
Feb. 24, 2016. The home study activity began on April 8, 2016 and will be available until Sept. 8, 2016. There are 1.5 CEs available within this course.

“The Power of One: Maximizing a Public Health, Community-Based, and Holistic Approach to Suicide Prevention” (Adam Walsh, Ph.D. LCSW, subject matter expert, DSPO, Alexandria, Virginia, and Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D., national mental health director of suicide prevention and community engagement, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York)

Military Health System Speaker Series
MHS Speaker Series, March 16, 2016
The home study activity began on April 29, 2016 and is available until Oct. 31, 2016. There are up to 7 CEs available if all courses within this series are completed.

“Eye and Vision Care Following Blast Exposure and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Clinical Recommendation” (Felix M. Barker II, OD, MS, FAAO, associate director of research, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Directorate VA/DoD Vision Center of Excellence)

“Exercise Testing, Prescription, and Heart Rate Variability Training in Post-Concussion Disorders” (Kristinn Heinrichs, Ph.D., PT, SCS, ATC, neuro-orthopedic physical therapist,
TBI Clinic, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza, Italy)

“Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems in Primary Care” (Air Force Lt. Col. William Isler, Ph.D., program director, clinical health psychology postdoctoral fellowship training program, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and Air Force Maj. Denise Martin Zona, Ph.D., director of psychological health, clinical health psychologist, Ramstein Air Base Mental Health Clinic, Germany)

“Syndromes of Impaired Consciousness: Distinctions and Rehabilitation” (Risa Nakase-Richardson, Ph.D., FACRM, clinical neuropsychologist, polytrauma program, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Florida)

“Diagnosis and Management of Post-Traumatic Headache” (Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D., ABPP, professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington clinical  psychologist, University of Washington Medical Center, Washington;  Dr. Silvia Lucas, Ph.D., FAHS, clinical professor, neurology, Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Washington)

MHS SS July 20, 2016
The home study activity begins Sept. 2, 2016, and is available until March 3, 2017. There are up to 6.5 CEs available if all courses within this series are completed.

“Innovation Case Study: The Artificial Foot” (Alan Hawk, historical collections manager, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Maryland)

“Biopsychosocial Treatment of Hypertension in Primary Care” (U.S. Public Health Services Cmdr. Jeffrey Goodie, Ph.D., ABPP, associate professor in Family Medicine, clinical health psychologist, Department of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland)

“Intensive Cardiorespiratory Exercise to Remediate Mild TBI in Active Duty” (David K. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Kansas, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, assistant research scientist, Center for Gerontology)

“Best Practices on the Integration of Mobile Health Technology in Clinical Care” (Christina M. Armstrong, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Education and Training Program lead,  National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), Washington; and Robert Ciulla, Ph.D., T2 Education and Training Program director

“Applications of Music Therapy: Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health with Military Populations” (Rebecca Vaudreuil, EdM, MT-BC, neurologic music rehabilitation and neonatal intensive care unit  specialist, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland)

Target Audience
Home study is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, medical coders, health care executives, social workers, pharmacists, case managers, psychologists, speech language professionals, counselors and other health care professionals who support U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families

Continuing Education
This continuing education opportunity is provided by DHA and DCoE. Professional Education Services Group (PESG) awards the credits, which are limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Participate and evaluate the DSPO home study session at http://dspo.cds.pesgce.com
Participate and evaluate the MHS home study sessions at http://mhs.cds.pesgce.com

If you have questions or need assistance, please email:

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