Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for Healthcare Workers: Returning to Work After a Pandemi

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for Healthcare Workers: Returning to Work After a Pandemi

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for Healthcare Workers: Returning to Work After a Pandemi

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for Healthcare Workers: Returning to Work After a Pandemi

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When a pandemic occurs, healthcare workers are on the front lines, working tirelessly to combat the outbreak at a job that is now inherently more dangerous. When the stress related to these traumatic events is not treated in healthy ways, long shifts, limited supplies, the risk of infection and family isolation means that the healthcare workers of today are often the patients of tomorrow. This course covers the importance of Critical Incident Stress Management for essential employees working in the fields of healthcare. An overview of Critical Incident Stress and the toll of pandemics on healthcare workers will be examined, and the CISM process, including understanding the importance of implementing a CISM program or policy, and practicing wellness tips for physical and psychological health, will be discussed.

COURSE INFORMATION

MedTrainer60 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-06-24Updated 2020-06-24

Course Objectives

  • Understand critical incident stress and identify how its impact is detrimental to those working in healthcare.
  • Examine the toll of pandemics on healthcare workers while summarizing real-world examples and lessons learned.
  • Analyze the critical incident stress debriefing process in detail, which includes an examination of the Michell Debriefing model.
  • Interpret what leaders can do to help, which includes the value of implementing a CISM program or policy.
  • Identify physical and psychological wellness tips for healthcare workers, which includes an overview of psychological first aid.

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