post traumatic stress disorder

Clinical Update

Minimizing PTSD From Workplace Trauma

Topics: Debriefing | Nurses | post traumatic stress disorder | PTSD | Trauma | workplace

For staff on inpatient psychiatric units, the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is around 9%, which is two to three times higher than the national prevalence rate of 3%–5%. Rates are higher if you work with forensic patients or if you’re a nurse. Nearly all (96%) psychiatric nurses have been directly or indirectly exposed to a critical ev

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