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2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: How it Impacts Primary Care

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Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: How it Impacts Primary Care

  • Date Created: 03/28/2019
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, Clinical Practice Guideline

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2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: How it Impacts Primary Care Author(s):

Nancy Bernardy, PhD

Andrew Pomerantz, MD


The VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD was revised in 2017, providing updated recommendations for those who treat Veterans. This PTSD 101 course specifically aims to help primary care providers become knowledgeable about the recommendations relevant to their practice. The presented material is useful for all types of mental health and medical providers. The authors review the current guidelines, explaining the development process for revisions and highlighting changes from the previous edition.

Clinical implications and practice changes to best support PTSD screening, assessment and treatment in primary care are outlined. The authors also describe resources that support primary care clinicians treating Veterans with PTSD.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe the revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD development process and recommendations relevant to primary care providers.
  • Discuss the clinical and practice implications of these revised recommendations.
  • Review resources available to primary care providers that support the use of guideline recommendations.

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