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Caring for the Caregiver: Supporting Optimal Mental Health for NICU Staff

by Cheryl A. Milford, Ed.S., Educational/Neonatal Psychologist
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Neonatal

The presentation will focus on the impact of NICU work on the mental health of the staff, how to care for one’s self and co-workers and how to recognize mental health issues. Specifically, self-care issues around sleep, nutrition, exercise and attitude will be discussed. Identifying the signs of compassion fatigue, burnout and posttraumatic stress disorder and how to treat them will complete the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss the importance of self-care and care of co-workers as aspects of NICU work;

Objective 2:Participants will describe the behaviors and attitudes that are concerns for the development of compassion fatigue, burnout and posttraumatic stress disorder;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to describe self-care and mental health treatment approaches to support a healthy work-life balance and how to access available resources for concerns.

Presentations: 4  |  Hours / CE Credits: 4  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks