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Nursing Grand Rounds – Trauma Informed Care

Trauma is a near universal experience of individuals who seek assistance from healthcare professionals. Addressing trauma as part of the healthcare encounter is now the expectation, not the exception. It is equally vital that we understand and build resilience in conjunction with understanding the impact of trauma. The combination of an individual’s experience of trauma and resilience impacts every area of human functioning — physical, mental, behavioral, social and spiritual. It is now considered best practice that healthcare professionals view the people they serve through a trauma-informed, resilience-oriented lens and to competently intervene in this area. The good news is that trauma is treatable! Organizations are encouraged to become trauma-informed and resilience-oriented in order to best meet the needs of the patient population they serve. This presentation will discuss the impact of trauma on patients and how to engage with patients from a trauma informed perspective. Examples of how this has been integrated in other health care settings will be presented.

Activity Date:
Start Date:   September 29, 2021
End Date:  September 29, 2024
Link: View Presentation
  • Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW
    Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Erin Miers, PsyD
    Clinical Psychologist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive contact hours you must register online and complete the online Attestation and Evaluation form (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to discuss the expanded role of the nurse in identifying trauma and trauma informed approaches for patients impacted by trauma.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will award contact hour(s) for successful completion. In order to receive full contact hour credit for this Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation 
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

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Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation: 

Director of Continuing Nursing Education, Center for Nursing Excellence
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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