Stress Reduction Strategies for Nurses: Revitalize Your Practice
Digital Seminar

Stress Reduction Strategies for Nurses: Revitalize Your Practice


Faculty:
Sara Lefkowitz
Duration:
6 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 28, 2018
Product Code:
POS075705
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Plan to watch Sara Lefkowitz for this revitalizing workshop recording. Sara really understands nurses and the complexities of working in the healthcare environment. She has synthesized materials from important thought leaders in the fields of stress reduction, compassion and nursing to present to you powerful and useful tools to incorporate into your nursing practice.

Multiple demands, fast pace, change and complex situations are common in healthcare environments. This leads nurses to experience the acute and chronic effects of stress. During the stress reaction, the body is flooded with stress hormones. Sara will demonstrate exercises to calm the nervous system. The goal is to develop mindful RESPONSES to stressful events in place of harmful stress REACTIVITY. Mindful responses to stress will help you stay balanced and focused in the midst of a busy day and increase the effectiveness of your nursing practice.

Nurses work with people in crisis. We can become distressed and overwhelmed by other people's trauma and illness. This contributes to burnout and compassion fatigue. Sara will teach you techniques to develop emotional boundaries and to work successfully with difficult emotions.

Patients and colleagues want to feel seen and heard. The skillful choice of words and good listening can turn potential conflict into collaboration. Learn effective mindful communication techniques.

Sara is confident that this workshop will help nurses regain their sense of vitality, purpose and desire to make a difference in the world. Enroll now for a life- and career-changing event!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 09/28/2021.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

Sara Lefkowitz Related seminars and products: 2

RN, BSN, MPA


Sara Lefkowitz, RN, BSN, MPA, has a background in acute care nursing specializing in medical/surgical and emergency care. Sara currently teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is a curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Additionally, she is a faculty member for a nursing college in California. She maintains balance through her own daily mindfulness and compassion meditation practices.

Sara’s passion is teaching experiential mindfulness based workshops. These workshops are designed to teach nurses skills to successfully manage stress and avoid burnout. In developing these workshops, Sara has integrated her experiences from beside nursing, curriculum development and meditation practice. She is practically influenced by the work of Rick Hanson and his use of neuroscience to explain the mind and the brain. Sara feels confident that the information presented will help nurses more optimally fulfill their desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sara Lefkowitz is a tenured nursing faculty for College of Marin. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sara Lefkowitz is a member of the American Nurses Association; and the San Francisco Bay Area Tara Mandela Sangha.


Additional Info

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Additional Resources

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Apply stress reduction strategies in your professional and personal life.
  2. Explain the components that contribute to burnout.
  3. Practice in-the-moment stress relief techniques including Four Square Breathing, Mindful Check–In and STOP.
  4. Differentiate between toxic and healthy workplace environments.
  5. Apply mindful communication techniques to patient care scenarios.
  6. Evaluate new techniques to process difficult emotions.
  7. Create a realistic self-care plan.

Outline

  • Know your Stress: Naming your Top 5 External and Internal Stressors
    • Workplace Stressors: Workload, high acuity, code blue, demanding patients, abusive co-workers, lack of control, scheduling
    • Home Stressors: Relationships, family, care giving, household management
    • Life Stressors: Money, time, illness, aging, death
    • Internal Stressors: Anger, fear, worry, attitudes, memories
    • Recognizing your stress reactivity pattern: Are you a Fight, Flight or Freezer?
  • Immediate Stress Relief
    • Learn and Practice Quick Stress Busters: Four Square Breathing, Recruiting the Senses, STOP
  • Long-Term Stress Relief
    • The new brain research: Neuroplasticity
    • Hypervigilance and the overactive amygdala
    • Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation Practices
    • Yoga
    • Self-Care
  • Nursing and Negative Stress Reaction Patterns
    • Burnout: Emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and loss of personal efficacy
    • Rate yourself: Maslach Burnout Inventory
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Lateral violence: Disruptive, abusive, or inappropriate behavior between nurses
  • Explore Mindfulness
    • Intention/Attention /Attitude
    • The present moment
    • Experience: Mindful eating
    • Mindful eating at work: Tips and techniques
  • Focus and Concentration
    • Calming the mind
    • Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)
    • Mindfulness and patient safety
    • Experience: Mindfulness of breathing
  • Responding vs. Reacting to Stress
    • Stress reactivity habits
    • Experiential exercise: Stress awareness and stress release
    • Using awareness to 'Center' during workplace turmoil
  • Caring and Compassion: Exploring the Heart of Healthcare
    • Job satisfaction and burnout
    • Self-compassion: Kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness
    • Rate yourself: Self-Compassion Scale
    • Compassion Meditation 1: To work with difficult feelings (judgment, blame, shame, doubt) towards yourself
    • Compassion Meditation 2: To cultivate greater compassion towards self and others
  • Workplace Scenarios: Apply Mindful Communication
    • A patient's family member wants to monopolize your time
    • You are overloaded and asked to take another admission
    • A colleague questions your clinical judgment
    • A patient is triggering unwelcome memories from your past
    • Today you are irritated by everyone at work
    • Working with an emotional spouse at the deathbed
  • Stress and the Workplace
    • The Toxic Workplace: Overwork, Bullying, Blame and Burnout
    • The Healthy Workplace: Teamwork, Safety, Mentoring, Flourishing
    • Employee health and wellness programs
  • Self-Care and Resiliency: Keys to a Sustainable Nursing Career
    • Stress reduction
    • Time management
    • Balance: Work to home transitions
    • Workplace wellness
    • Creating a self-care plan
  • Teaching Stress Reduction Strategies to Patients and Families
    • Choosing appropriate techniques

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Educators

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