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Psychological First Aid Online


Psychological First Aid Online

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PFA Online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts you in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This course is for those new in disaster response wanting to learn the core goals of PFA and for those wanting a review. This professionally narrated course features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors. PFA online offers a Learning Community where you can share your experiences using PFA in the field, receive... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 21, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 15, 2012
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Submitter: Amber Stokes
Keywords: emergency, disaster, terrorism, psychological, first aid


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: The following minimum computer requirements are recommended: Windows XP; Windows Vista; Mac OSX Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher; Firefox 3.0.1 or higher Minimum recommended Internet connection: DSL 17 inch monitor or larger Screen Resolution 800 x 600, 16 Bit Color Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher Macromedia Flash Reader 6.0 or higher Speakers Viewing the Course on Your Computer This course is designed to meet design specification for consistent display and learning experiences for all learners. However, individual settings on your computer may change the display of and your experience with the course. For an optimal learning experience: Set your screen display (in your Control Panel) to 1024 x 768 so that you do not have to scroll to see the entire course screen Turn off pop-up blocker (if you have pop-up blocker turned on, you will not be able to view course pop-up boxes) Consider adjusting the Screen Saver time settings so that brief interruptions do not result in your computer “going to sleep” and closing your current session of the course Turn your audio volume up so that you can hear the course narration, videos, and Mentor Tip audio Download the most current version of Macromedia Acrobat Player or Flash Player (see System Requirements) if necessary If a blank or white screen appears, press the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh your browser Instructions for performing these tasks vary from computer to computer based on model and version, so check your user’s guide for specific directions. Contact the NCTSN Help Desk, if you experience technical problems as proceed through the course.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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