Psychological First Aid
- Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.
- Discuss key concepts related to PFA
- Listen reflectively. Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions
- Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions. Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions
- Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate. Recognize when to facilitate access to further mental health suppor
- Practice self-care, wrap-up
- 1. Introduction. In this first week, we have some materials to get you oriented, a pre-course survey, two lectures on history and terms and concepts and a simulated look at PFA in action.
- 2. Reflective Listening/Rapport. This week, we'll be looking more closely at the R component of our RAPID model.
- 3. Assessment and Prioritization. This week, we'll be looking more closely at the A and P components of our RAPID model. A stands for Assessment, and P stands for Prioritization.
- 4. Intervention and Disposition. This week, we'll be looking more closely at the I and D components of our RAPID model in Lectures 7 and 8, respectively. I stands for Intervention, and D stands for Disposition.
- 5. Self-Care and Wrap-Up. Now that we've gone through the entire RAPID model, we'll turn our intention to you, the provider.
- Online multiple-choice10 multiple choice question
- Activity at the online courseThe course should be done in order to get access to a final exam.
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.6 * Activity at the online course + 0.4 * Online multiple-choice
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