Activity ID



December 31, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Maine Medical Education Trust

Description of CME Course

In April 2020 MAPP Executive Councils directed Dr. Pontius to look into ways to support Maine’s Frontline Providers during COVID and he founded a free, confidential warm line for Maine’s frontline responders.

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Educational Objectives

1. Participants will know components of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and its relationship to mental disorder.
2. Participants will understand ‘moral injury’ and how this applies to health care workers and others in a pandemic.
3. Participants will appreciate how front line workers are impacted by their perception of ‘systemic betrayal’.


COVID-19, first responders, Psychological First Aid (PFA) COVID-19


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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