Mental Health: Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Acute Stress Disorder in Adults Seminar

Includes: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Co-morbidities; Normal Trauma and Grief Responses; Treatment Options; Therapeutic Communication; Dissociation and Triggers etc.


Most nurses and midwives will encounter someone suffering from Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during the course of their practice. Attend this seminar to learn about:

  • The difference between ASD and PTSD
  • Responses to traumatic events
  • Treatments and therapies
  • Long term prognosis
  • Practical case scenarios

Need for Program

Many Australians experience traumatic events that threaten their health or safety, and some of these people can develop Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Nurses and midwives need to be able to identify people with these conditions, as early as possible, so that appropriate treatments and therapies can be initiated. As ASD or PTSD are often poorly understood and Nurses and midwives may not be familiar with the latest Australian Guidelines for the treatment of these conditions a program that refreshes knowledge on these topics is necessary.

Purpose of Program

This seminar provides nurses and midwives with current knowledge about Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A further aim is to enhance practice relating to these conditions according to current Australian Guidelines.

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills to identify the signs and symptoms of ASD and PTSD
  • Describe who is most at risk developing ASD and PTSD
  • Be familiar with the current Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Plan and personalise the care for people with ASD or PTSD


More Info:

September 06, 2018 at 9am - September 07, 2018
Hotel Ibis Brisbane