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MISSION Act Section 133: A Core Training on Military Sexual Trauma - Community Medical Professionals
This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.
MISSION Act Section 133: A Core Training on Military Sexual Trauma (MST) for Community Medical Professionals
- Date Created: 07/28/2020
- Time to Complete: .5 hours
- Credits: ANCC, ACCME, Other Orgs
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Course Series: MISSION Act
Section 133 of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 requires VA to establish competency standards for non-VA providers treating Veterans for injuries and conditions in which VA has a special expertise. This 0.5-hour accredited course was designed to provide community medical professionals with brief training on key information related to the care of Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST), which is associated with both physical and mental health conditions.
This course will help you enhance patient care by reviewing the specific health care needs of MST survivors and by highlighting strategies to improve patient-provider communication. Links to key resources to help you in your practice are included.
You must register for the VHA TRAIN MISSION Act curriculum and enter your National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to access the course. This course was developed by VA's national MST Support Team in support of specific requirements of the MISSION Act.
Goals and Objectives
- Define military sexual trauma (MST)
- Describe the health impact of MST, and why screening and documentation are important
- Identify ways in which a history of MST might affect provision of care
- Identify appropriate intervention strategies for handling certain patient reactions