Helping Survivors of Trauma

There are approximately 80,000 Holocaust survivors living in the US, many of whom continue to suffer the impact of physical and emotional trauma. Holy Name Medical Center is offering an important opportunity for healthcare professionals to cultivate a person-centered, trauma-informed approach to improve care of Holocaust and other trauma survivors. As compassionate medical providers, it is essential that we are aware and educated to avoid unintentional reinjury by instilling a sense of well-being and promoting healing in our patients.

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and any other medical professionals who treat and care for Holocaust survivor patients.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this accredited continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate Holocaust survivors from other elderly patients in a healthcare setting.
  • Identify situations that may trigger trauma for a Holocaust survivor during routine healthcare activities.
  • Explain how a person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) approach can be used to reduce re-traumatization of Holocaust survivors and other victims of trauma.

Contact Information

For all accredited CE-related questions and concerns, please email CME@holyname.org or to take the course, please click below:

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This CE activity is not supported by an educational grant.

Accreditation Statement

Holy Name Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Holy Name Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

  • This is an online, interactive enduring activity, which can be accessed at any time between 3/15/2021 and 3/15/2024.
  • It is conducted at HelpingSurvivorsOfTrauma.org, where prospective participants will find more information and may register.
  • In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the interactive enduring activity in full, including the pre-survey, content and videos, knowledge check, and post-module survey.
  • The participant must complete the post-activity evaluation, linked after the post-module survey.
  • Please plan 30 minutes to complete this activity.

Individuals in Control of Content

The following individuals in control of the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ACCME-defined ineligible companies:

  • Deborah Buldo, DNP, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, CHSE – Course Director, Planner/Developer
  • J. Cedar Wang, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, CHSE – Planner/Developer
  • Rada Sumareva, DDS – Planner/Developer
  • Barbara Paris, MD – Planner/Developer
  • Eva Fogelman, PhD – Planner/Developer
  • Shari Gold – Planner/Developer
  • Adam Jarrett, MD – Planner
  • Alexandra De Graaf – Planner
  • Mia Dorville – Planner
  • Renea Marin – Planner
  • Sarah Porter, CHCP – Planner

All relevant financial relationships of any individual in control of content of this accredited continuing education activity have been mitigated, appropriate to the individual’s role(s).

Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (CE), set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and all other professional organizations to ensure the content of this activity is balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited CE activity sponsored by HNMC are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies to HNMC as well as to learners. All conflicts are identified and mitigated by HNMC in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by the HNMC Accredited CE Provider Unit to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.



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