Peer Support, Self-care, and Resilience for Health Care Providers during COVID-19

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 42 mins

Course Launch Date: 4/17/20

Course Expires: 4/16/21

We have such sincere gratitude to all healthcare professionals and frontline providers who are giving of themselves tirelessly and selflessly day after day.   While many people globally have viewed COVID-19 as an invisible threat, for healthcare providers it is frighteningly visible. Today we would like to validate that your fear and anxiety about this disease can be overwhelming and can cause strong emotions.  This webinar will reinforce that is ok to not be ok.   We will also share with you insight and wisdom on how we can best support each other. * Webinar series supported, in part, by an educational grant provided by Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson.

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  • Describe strategies to better understand the mind-body connection.
  • Identify mindsets and behaviors that can serve as protective factors.
  • Provide a strategic self-care plan for professional and personal sustainability and well-being.

Joshua Lea, DNP, MBA, MS, CRNA

Staff CRNA Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Lea is a CRNA at MGH and faculty at Northeastern University’s NAP. His area of interest focuses on healthy work environments and most recently exploring proficiency among anesthesia providers with advanced medical technology. His passion for organizational and clinician wellness began during his MBA, where he investigated job satisfaction and burnout among CRNAs. He serves as a member of the APSF’s Editorial Board and the AANA’s Health and Wellness Committee.

Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW

Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University

As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Sciences at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. She is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015 and Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking. She is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr. Kris’s work has been featured on Ted, NPR and CBS radio.

Laura Dudley, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA

Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Chart of the Applied Psychology Department at Northeastern University

Laura Dudley, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA is an Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Chair of the Applied Psychology Department at Northeastern University. She is a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst with more than 20 years of experience working as a clinician, primarily with individuals with autism and related disabilities. Dr. Dudley's passion for yoga, meditation, and mindfulness led her to pursue her certification as a meditation and yoga teacher. She is currently a registered yoga teacher and teaches mindfulness courses at Northeastern with a combined focus on the science and spirituality of mindfulness and meditation.

Lauren LaChance, BSN, RN, CCRN

For the past 9 years, Lauren has worked as an RN in the Tri-state area and is certified and specializes in critical care. She obtained her BSN at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is currently attending Northeastern University working towards completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia program. She is passionate and enthusiastic in the collective endeavor to minimize caregiver fatigue, stress, and burnout.

Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA

Nurse Anesthesia Program Director - Northeastern University

Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA, FAAN is a Dean, School of Nursing/Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences and Clinical Professor at Northeastern University, and a practicing CRNA at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. van Pelt is widely regarded as an expert, scholar, and leader in patient safety. Her seminal impact has been through national and international advancement of the healthcare profession through advocacy, education research, and policy development related to clinician peer support and wellness.