AAOHN 2017 Annual Conference

612 - Psychological Survival in Healthcare and Emergency Services

Apr 27, 2017 10:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 11:30am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $50.00


Healthcare and emergency services workers may be exposed to more psychological trauma in a single shift than many of us will be exposed to in a lifetime. How can healthcare workers and first responders develop psychological resiliency, help themselves and each other, and identify when their mental pressure cooker is about to boil over? In this session, you will learn how to develop resilience and a self-care strategy for any population. Leaders and future leaders will learn how to identify early warning signs of over-exposure and steps they can take in various scenarios. You will be able to help yourself and others cope with the day-to-day stressors of the job, diffuse traumatic events, and ensure the highest level of work-related mental readiness

  • Identify what constitutes occupational psychological traumatic exposures and the implications for such exposures.
  • Define resiliency and how to cultivate resiliency in yourselves and others.
  • List the warning signs of over-exposure to traumatic events and action steps to take when the warning signs are present.



  • 1.50 - CNE

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