Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening: A Clinical Practice Assessment

Jennifer J. Brown, PhD


August 20, 2010


One of the goals of continuing professional education is to gain knowledge that will affect clinical practice and improve patient health outcomes. An important step in this process is self-assessment. The following interactive case-based clinical self-assessment is designed for healthcare providers to assess current medical knowledge and practices related to screening patients for posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD which may occur after serving on active combat or after experiencing a disaster. Data from this activity will help facilitate recommendations for future Medscape educational activities to best meet the educational and clinical practice gaps identified.

After you complete the interactive assessment, your responses will appear in comparison with aggregate polling responses of your peers. The best answer designation for each question also will display along with a brief explanation based on the current recommendations. Following the questionnaire, links to clinical practice tools, patient educational materials, and references are provided.

Why not test your knowledge and assess your practice in comparison with that of your peers?

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