Mental Health Training for First Responders & Health Care
What you'll learn
- Increase your comfort level in dealing with people with Mental Illness/Distress
- Why this is so critical and the impact you can make (good or bad)
- Have a basic understanding of some of the most common mental illnesses you will encounter
- Become more efficient and effective in assisting people in Mental Distress
- Grow both personally and professionally
- Be able to apply these concepts to your communities, families, and friends.
- How to possibly save someone’s life!
- A willingness to learn, change, grow, and make a difference
2 Hours of Continuing Education in Mental Health
As first responders and/or health care professionals, you are the tip of the spear when it comes to mental health. You are seeing the very worst and most challenging situations we have to deal with. What you see and encounter can have a tremendous impact on both the patient, and you. More importantly, how you respond has an even greater impact on not only the current situation but also the future. How you respond can literally be the difference between life and death.
We are seeing more and more situations involving mental illness and disease. What is your comfort level and knowledge of mental illness? Do you feel comfortable dealing with patients with obvious mental distress? The critical point is you should be. You can make a huge difference in someone’s life, possibly even save it.
Hi, I am Drew Case and I am a nurse, was an Acute Adult Nurse Practitioner, worked for several years in the ICU, was a medical officer in the USNR for 8 years, and was a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for adults, Youth, and Higher Ed. I became interested in formal education on Mental Health and suicide prevention years ago when I worked for the government running a federal grant on education for healthcare providers. Currently I am an assistant professor at a university where I teach leadership in a RN-to-BSN program.
I loved teaching MHFA and did that for years. It is an 8-hour course and I highly recommend it to anyone as it is designed for anyone. This course is specifically for first responders and is my own condensed version of what I have seen and encountered in the medical field and having a spouse that is not working as a first responder. What I want to do is trim off all the fat and just present you with the most important points or topics and take the military view or KISS approach. I think you will find this course both enjoyable and useful.
Increase your knowledge and comfort level with any and all issues encountered in the field that relate to Mental Health for the benefit of both the patient and you.
Who this course is for:
- First Responders (EMT's, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, etc.)
- Any Medical Professional
Drew Case earned both his bachelor of science in nursing and his master of science in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He earned his EdS (Education Specialist Degree) in Leadership and Education at Doane University. He is a registered nurse and was formerly a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve where he served as training officer and an Acute Adult Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse, Drew worked in the ICU and did Hemodialysis.
Drew began teaching at the age of 21, teaching Human Anatomy Labs as an undergraduate while in nursing school at the University of Nebraska. He has taught at several colleges and universities in Nebraska teaching: pharmacology, pathophysiology, human anatomy and physiology, basic medical/surgical nursing, and leadership courses.
Drew was the Executive Director for the Southeast Nebraska Area Health Education Center for five years where he presented to thousands of K12 and college students on academic success and study skills and worked with healthcare professionals providing continuing education.
Drew authored The Keys To Success: Unlocking College Achievement, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide, and Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology: Workbook and Study Guide as well as reviewing textbooks, lab manuals, and exam questions for Elsevier and Pearson.
Drew lives with his two kids in SE Nebraska and runs his own company "Beyond Seclusion"