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Impact of Secondary Trauma on the Team: It's Real
Release and Expiration Dates
Released: 6.12.2024
Expires: 6.11.2027
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2024 Trauma University: Synergy: A Hemorrhagic Case Review

This compelling presentation sheds light on the often-overlooked issue of secondary trauma and its profound effect on our trauma providers. Hear about the challenges faced by those on the frontlines of trauma care and operations while learning strategies to foster resilience and well-being within our trauma provider community. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the hidden impacts of secondary trauma and explore ways to support those who tirelessly support others.

Estimated completion time: 45 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:

1. Describe the impact of stress on the mind and body
2. Discuss how to help others without sacrificing oneself
3. Lists programs an organization can develop to promote self-care of their staff

Faculty Presenter: Terri deRoon-Cassini 


Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the Executive Director of the Comprehensive Injury Center at MCW. She co-directs the gun violence prevention program (414LIFE) at Froedtert Hospital. Terri is also a co-Founder of the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project. She provides inpatient care to trauma survivors who have been injured and has an outpatient behavioral health clinic for patients experiencing traumatic stress and other outcomes after trauma. She is also a member of the trauma quality of life clinic.

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Peer Reviewer
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.75 CE Credit
0.75 COP Credit
0.75 TCAA CME Credit
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