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WRIISC: educating providers leads to optimal health for Gulf War Veterans

Gulf War Newsletter: Information for Veterans who served in operations desert shield and desert storm and their families
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VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) educates health care providers nationwide on how to best care for Veterans with post-deployment health concerns. To achieve this, the WRIISC collaborates with VA’s Employee Education System to develop online training modules available to VA and non-VA community providers.

There are currently four modules available. The topics include:

  • How health care providers can identify, assess, and manage deploymentrelated environmental exposure concerns
  • Airborne hazards and open burn pit exposure concerns and VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
  • How providers can identify, diagnose, manage, and appropriately treat Gulf War illness
  • Chronic multisymptom illness identification, management, and treatment

As of November 2018, more than 1,100 health care providers have completed one or more modules. The WRIISC plans to develop additional on-demand, web-based trainings for providers. Learn more about these trainings.