Resources Within ‘For Providers’

Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals

Too often our children are exposed to violence that is both senseless and harmful. Many children, those living in close proximity to a tragic event, and those who will learn

Terrorism and Disaster: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Pneuomic Plague

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Sarin

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Staphyloccocal Enterotoxin B

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Psychiatric Sequelae of a 9/11 Survivor

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Resources for Recovery: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Military Families and Children (Provider sheet)

An important and often forgotten aspect of TBI awareness is its impact on the children of the injured. TBI is unique because it often leads to changes in personality and

Resources for Recovery: The Combat Injured Family, Guidelines for Care (For Providers)

Military families and children represent a heterogeneous population and live in geographically diverse settings: on military installations, in civilian urban and suburban communities, and in rural areas across the country.

Resources for Recovery: Physical Injury and Intimacy (Provider Sheet)

This fact sheet addresses key areas of patient concern around physical injury and intimacy, and recommends approaches for the improved care of our nation’s wounded warriors and their families. A

Resources for Recovery: Intimacy and Health (For Providers)

The impact of injury on intimacy is an often neglected aspect of healthcare and one that is especially important in caring for our nation’s service members and families. Many service

Addressing the Needs of the Seriously Mentally Ill in Disaster

In the acute stages of a disaster, those with serious mental illness may function relatively well. Like the rest of the population, they often “rise to the occasion” to assist

Post Deployment Health and Distress Responses: Overview for Practitioners

As the Global War on Terror continues, more service members will be exposed or re-exposed to combat experiences. This exposure will affect them as well as countless military spouses, children,

Principles of Psychological First Aid (Japanese)

Resource features the Five Principles of Psychological First Aid by Hobfoll et al translated to Japanese.

Psychological and Behavioral Issues Healthcare Providers Need to Know when Treating Patients Following a Radiation Event

An attack using radiation will create uncertainty, fear, and terror. Following the detonation of a Radiation Dispersal Device (RDD) the management of acute psychological and behavioral responses will be as

Initial Primary Care Screening for Severe Psychiatric Illness

Most reactions experienced by displaced individuals in the aftermath of disasters will be transient or respond to brief supportive interventions. However, primary care providers conducting initial assessments should remain vigilant

Health Behaviors to Decrease Risk of Flu Transmission

This fact sheet includes some teachable and doable measures that can be communicated to families to help them stay informed and protect themselves. Good health practices can help reduce the

From Injury to Home

When battlefield injury occurs far from home, the road to recovery may be long and difficult to navigate. Even with the dedicated support of medical professionals, loved ones, military leadership,

Evidence-Based Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/numbing, and hyperarousal persisting more than one month after exposure to a traumatic event or events. While not the only

Evidence-Based Management for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is characterized by dissociative symptoms (e.g. detachment, derealization, or amnesia) during or after exposure to a traumatic event followed promptly by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/ numbing,

Information for Healthcare Providers in Body Recovery from Mass Death

As a healthcare provider at the site of mass death you may be supervising a team of workers recovering bodies or you may be working directly with human remains. Working

Courage to Care: Traumatic Brain Injury (For Providers)

A significant number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) ranging from mild (mTBI) to moderate to severe. Estimates range from a

Courage to Care: Sustaining Healthcare Continuity (For Providers)

Importantly, moving can disrupt individual and family healthcare routines. Military families move around the nation and around the globe. While relocation is a part of military life and military tradition,

Courage to Care: Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers

Suicide of our military service members is the highest on record, rising for a fourth straight year and surpassing the suicide rate in the general population. In the Army, about

Courage to Care: Reintegration Roadmap

Uniformed Services University applauds the educational efforts and programs our Department of Defense community is providing to assist troops and their families in the reintegration process post deployment. To enhance

Courage to Care: Public Health Emergencies (Provider)

Public health emergencies, such as those involving a potential global pandemic, create numerous opportunities and challenges around public health communication, preparedness, and response. Healthcare providers play a significant role in

Courage to Care: Psychological First Aid

As a healthcare provider, first responder, leader or manager of disaster operations, this fact sheet describes an evidenced-based approach for helping victims cope in the immediate aftermath of a disaster

Courage to Care: Invisible Injuires of War (For Provider)

The invisible injuries of service members resulting from our nation’s war on terrorism pose complex challenges for military families, especially military children. With injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder

Courage to Care: Health Literacy (For Provider)

There is increasing recognition that a patient’s lack of preparedness for self-care is most often due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the health care system — that is

Courage to Care: The Health Consequences of Disasters and Evacuation

This installment of Courage to Care is designed to facilitate doctor-patient dialogue around the health implications of exposure to disasters, especially those that require the need for evacuation. The talking

Courage to Care: Fostering Safety, Health, and Preparedness (Archive)

Military medical providers will play an important role this fall as the nation observes the 5th anniversary of 9/11, the anthrax attacks, and the War on Terror. Disaster anniversary events

Courage to Care: Primary Care Strategies to Foster Male Health Care Seeking

Gender roles and socialization may partially explain why help seeking patterns in men are historically lower than in women, especially related to emotional problems and depressive symptoms. Primary care providers

Courage to Care: Flu Season, A Teachable Moment

We hope this fact sheet, and the attached fact sheet for patients will enhance your communication with service members and their families during the flu season. Flu season is a

Courage to Care: Depression in Primary Care

Due to concerns around stigma and one’s career, primary care is often the setting of choice for service members and families to address mental health issues. Our nation’s war on

Courage to Care: Adherence Addressing A Range of Patient Health Behaviors

Patient adherence challenges health care providers and our healthcare system. Adherence encompasses a wide range of health behaviors related to routine preventative healthcare (e.g., annual mammogram, yearly physical, cholesterol check),

Courage to Care: Addressing Alcohol Misuse (Provider sheet)

In our current climate of multiple deployments, family separations, single parenting and reintegration challenges, it is reasonable to screen for problem drinking in the military community. Problem drinking is a

Courage to Care: Asking for Help (Provider Sheet)

Professionals in healthcare and family support frequently encounter individuals who need, but do not know how to ask for help. When people have difficulty asking for help, manageable issues can