Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community Webinar - "Managing Healthcare Providers' Mental and Physical Wellness in the Time of COVID-19"
As COVID-19 sweeps across the United States, healthcare workers are rising to the challenge of managing and treating the virus. It is vitally important that healthcare providers stay healthy, both mentally and physically, during this unprecedented time. In this webinar, you will learn tips and strategies to maintain physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from a nurse scientist and a clinical health psychologist about ways to keep physically safe and mentally healthy while providing care on the frontlines during the pandemic.
Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff
At the end of the presentation, the learner should be able to:
- Distinguish helpful versus undesirable feelings of anxiety.
- Characterize behavioral and acceptance coping strategies.
- Develop a process to stay active while working from home.
- Identify methods to maintain physical health for frontline providers.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this Alliance Clinical Community webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community sponsors.
Christa A. Schorr, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FCCM
Clinical Nurse Scientist, Critical Care, Cooper University Healthcare
Dr. Schorr is a Clinical Nurse Scientist at Cooper University Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University. During her 25+ years in nursing, she has practiced clinically, directed critical care quality improvement and clinical research and was the Program Manager for a North American sepsis clinical trial. Dr. Schorr received her Diploma in Nursing from Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and her Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees from Drexel University.
Dr. Schorr has lectured nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. Working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Schorr was part of the three-member team that developed, field tested and finalized the content of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) performance improvement (PI) software and revision, which was used worldwide. Dr. Schorr has served as national faculty for Phase III and IV Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) SSC Collaboratives and three statewide collaboratives in NJ, RI and MD.
Dr. Schorr is a member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Steering Committee, is the current SSC Guidelines Committee Group Head for long-term outcomes and goals of care and is the SSCM’s Quality & Safety Committee liaison to the CDC Heathcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Dr. Schorr continues to stress the importance of early sepsis identification, care processes, outcomes and the significance of patient and family engagement.
Kelly Gilrain, PhD
Director, Psychological Services Director, Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine, Cooper University Healthcare
Dr. Gilrain serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Cooper University Hospital. Her undergraduate is in Psychology from Hunter College – CUNY on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. She remained there for her Master’s degree focusing on eating behaviors and diversity. She took time off from academics to explore careers in medicine and psychology working at the American Red Cross, Helene Fuld Medical Center and Princeton University Wellness Center. She opted to return to graduate school at Drexel University pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology.
She has worked in Health Psychology for the past 15 years within the following areas: somatic/conversion disorders, in particular PNES at Jefferson University Hospital, Temple’s cardiac transplant unit and burn unit and at Pennsylvania Hospital in the Consultation-Liaison Service. She has completed training and evaluations at various neuropsychology clinics in the Philadelphia area focused on both health and forensic concerns. Her interests lie in chronic medical issues, end of life concerns, death and dying, trauma, behavioral medicine program development and provider wellness.
She has taught Psychology and Humanities courses in college and universities in the NY and Philadelphia area over the past 24 years. She holds Academic Professorships at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU) as well as Rowan University.
She has been with Cooper since 2010 and developed and implemented the Consultation-Liaison Service within the Medical Hospital under the Department of Hospital Medicine. She has supervised psychology externs since 2010 and has presented at national conferences with Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) discussing ways to further Health Psychology programs and training in Academic Medical Centers. She and her team have a robust externship program and are in process of seeking an APA Accredited Psychology Internship program as well.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours, and 1.0 participation credits.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.
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