View Cart/Checkout
DOWNLOAD TIP
Click any link to play online, or to download the audio as an MP3 file using a PC, RIGHT-CLICK on the title link of interest, choose "Save Target As..." (or "Save Link As..." or similar), and then, note the file name and select the location on your hard drive to download the file to, i.e. Desktop, and then click the "Save" button.

To download using a Mac, hold the CONTROL KEY button down on the title link of interest and release on "Download Linked File As..." (or "Save Link As." or similar), and then, note the file name and select the location on your hard drive to download the file to, i.e. Desktop, and then click the "Save" button.

DISASTER HEALTH CARE:

The physical and emotional carnage caused by disasters such as the recent earthquake in Haiti will challenge physicians and other health care professionals for months and years to come. We have worked with experts in the areas of disaster mental health and infectious diseases to bring you information that will help you to provide better care for the victims of such disasters.

PTSD as a Risk Factor for Medical Illness

Presenter: Matthew J. Friedman, MD, Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

MP3 Audio Lectures:

Scientific Evidence linking PTSD with adverse medical consequences9:21
Biologic alterations associated with PTSD4:13
Practical implications7:33
Complete Presentation4.9MB

PRIMARY CARE PTSD SCREEN
In your life, have you ever had any experience that was so frightening, horrible, or upsetting that, in the past month, you...

1.Have had nightmares about it or thought about it when you did not want to?
2.Tried hard not to think about it or went out of your way to avoid situations that reminded you of it?
3.Were constantly on guard, watchful, or easily startled?
4.Felt numb or detached from others, activities, or your surroundings?
Screen is positive if patient answers "yes" to any 3 items.

Guiding Principles for Responding to an Emergency

Presenter: R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Universityh of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Dr. Tharratt explores some of the guiding principles to consider before volunteering for a disaster recovery program, inlcuding:

MP3 Audio Lectures:

Introduction to emergency recovery1:40
Am I a good candidate to respond?3:17
Organized team versus freelance?2:18
Do my capabilities fit the mission?2:22
How do I prepare?7:25
Complete Presentation4.0MB

Infectious Disease Issues

Presenter: Stuart H. Cohen, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Director, Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Dr. Cohen addresses potential infectious disease issues to consider in the aftermath of a hurricane Katrina disaster, including:

MP3 Audio Lecture:

Waterborne infections
Food-borne infections
Respiratory infections
Dermatologic infections
Insect-transmitted infections
Complete Presentation2.5MB

The Incident Management System

Presenter: R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Universityh of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Dr. Tharratt offers advice for the healthcare professional who desires to help during an emergency - how he or she can do so most effectively within an instant management system and focusing on:

MP3 Audio Lectures:

Description of an instant management system9:09
Management3:31
Operations2:13
Planning2:43
Logistics1:26
Administration0:39
Summary2:20
Complete Presentation5.1MB

Disaster Mental Health: Basic Clinical Principles

Presenter: Peter Yellowlees MBBS, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Academic Information Systems, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Contributors: Jonathan Neufeld, PhD; Phil Foley, MFT; Kathy Clark, MFT; Christina Kuenneth, MA; Don Hilty, MD

Dr. Yellowlees describes the impact a natural disaster has on the emotional health of victims, reviews the emotional and psychologic responses that result, and offers advice on how first responders can best provide mental health care to victims of disasters, with emphasis on:
  • Basic disaster mental health principles and the methods, strategies, and best practices for delivering disaster mental health services.
  • Typical reactions to disasters and their time scope.
  • Differences between disaster mental health services and other clinical interventions.
  • Assessment processes following a disaster.
MP3 Audio Lectures:

Key concepts2:14
Causes of emotional disturbances2:09
Impact of disasters2:13
Phases of disaster response4:36
Initial responses2:49
Delayed responses1:46
Details of disaster-response phases7:06
Issues at time of impact1:44
Key intervention strategies6:07
Psychologic responses1:56
Disaster mental health is not psychotherapy2:00
Relating to victims3:48
Ethical issues2:11
Working in teams4:33
Assessment considerations10:49
Summary1:16
Complete Presentation13.1MB