Nurses are managing and coordinating care during a population panic. The healthcare workforce will require all necessary resources to mitigate secondary mental health emergencies associated with crisis related factors.
Healthcare professionals are experiencing separation from their family, and working extended hours in dire elements. Nurses sit with multiple uncertainties as they manage complicated grief, powerlessness, and social isolation - within themselves and among their healthcare team.
Crisis related factors such as acute illness (themselves, peer, or patients), healthcare environment, inability to perform role responsibilities, loss of control over life decisions, and terminal prognosis can all contribute to secondary mental health emergencies with short and long-term impact.
After completing this online CE course, nurses will be able to identify:
- 2 or more symptoms of stress overload that call for heightened awareness as a “point of power”
- 1 or more supportive method they can practice in intensely stressful situations
- 1 or more channel of community support that could help shape resiliency within themselves and the community
Hi, I’m Elise Foreman Carter, RN, BSN, NC-BC
In this 2 CE contact hour course, I specifically share with you the synthesis of the training I use for managing my own stress and in coaching other nurses to function competently during moments of extreme stress and hardship.