Caring for Newly Arrived Afghans

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Developed by the Global Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this free four-hour course, composed of recorded lectures and interactive lessons, helps prepare providers to serve newly arrived Afghans. It covers topics ranging from Operation: Allies Welcome (OAW) to Afghan cultural background, to general and skin medical exams, to mental health care, to clinical observations from practitioners at welcome centers and in receiving states.

Following this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the usual refugee resettlement process
  • Recognize ways frontline clinicians can screen for post-traumatic stress disorder and other urgent mental health concerns in refugees
  • Identify three infectious illnesses that have been noted in Afghan evacuees
  • Describe an efficient skin exam and recognize the difference between lice and scabies


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