Trying to better understand the implementation of "Trauma-Informed Care" – particularly in the treatment of adults, and in the ED. I understand the concept – that past or present trauma can impact the health of a patient and their community down the line. I'm not sure I understand specifically what hospitals that say they practice this approach are actually DOING. As in, what are the trainings like? Do people who have participated feel like they were helpful? Has it changed anything? If so, what? Have you or your patients benefitted?
EDIT: I’m not asking about screening. I’m talking about projects in which people with chief complaints around trauma are provided resources, trauma bays are run in a way that the patient is better informed of what’s going on, etc. If you’ve not heard of Trauma Informed Care, it’s a modality for treating patients with acute or remote trauma. Sometimes there are violence intervention advocates, public programs, on-site psychologists, etc.
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