Product Detail

Nursing Stress and Exhaustion:
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 1 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
SARA LEFKOWITZ, MPA, BSN, RN
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
3/21/2019
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA077860
Objectives
  1. Practice in-the-moment stress reduction techniques.
  2. Evaluate the long-term benefits of a regular meditation practice.
  3. Analyze compassion practices that help nurses regulate emotional distress.
  4. Choose ways the nurse can professionally respond to workplace bullies.
  5. Establish techniques to increase teamwork and cooperation in the workplace.
  6. Discover strategies to bring closure to the workday.
  7. Develop a plan to increase self-care and wellness in your life.
Outline
Unrelenting Stress Kills
  • Self-evaluate: Identify your thorniest work stressors
  • Discover ten in-the-moment stress busters
  • Stress is a given, but what do you want your response to look like?
Managing the Demanding Patient
  • De-escalate any situation with nonviolent communication strategies
  • Consider… the impact of uncertainty, lack of information and loss of control
  • The two parts of communication: Expressing honestly and listening empathically
Strategies for Stressful Work Overload
  • Identify your triggers for emotional nursing distress: Maslach Burnout Inventory
  • The Burnout Triad: Depersonalization, overwhelm and loss of personal efficacy
  • De-stress in the middle of a busy shift
  • Time management skills
Techniques to Bring Calm in High Acuity and Emergency Scenarios
  • Processing intense emotions: It's not for the faint of heart
  • Create a 'Calm Kit' to get you back in the zone
Handle Unsupportive or Abusive Co-Workers
  • How to say what you want, get what you need and not irritate everyone along the way
  • Managing bullying and blaming
  • Communication practice scenarios:
    • You want to tell a co-worker that she really needs to step it up at work
    • A co-worker is blaming you for a poor patient outcome
    • You need help with a patient today and no one working is very approachable
  • Team-building strategies to increase support and cooperation
Increase Job Satisfaction with Caring, Compassion and Gratitude Exercises
  • Discover compassion: The road between caring too much and being too burnt out to care
  • Don't let mind traps/habitual thinking get you stuck
  • Are you experiencing empathic distress?
  • Attributes of resiliency
Achieve a Healthy Balance Between Home and Work
  • How personal, interpersonal and organizational factors contribute to overall burnout
  • Give yourself kindness
  • Name and process your emotions
Sleep Disturbances and Anxiety
  • Current best practices for shift work/sleep cycles
  • Quiet your mind so the work day does not replay
Red Flags: Self-Evaluation for Excessive Stress and Burnout
  • Strategies to bring closure to the workday
  • Distinguish between venting, complaining and processing the workday
  • Meditation and the link to workplace outcomes
  • Apply self-care - your most important survival strategy!
Author

SARA LEFKOWITZ, MPA, BSN, RN

Sara Lefkowitz, MPA, BSN, RN, is a dynamic and engaging speaker who presents highly-acclaimed seminars on Stress Reduction for Nurses throughout the United States. She has firsthand knowledge of the challenges that nurses face through her years working in large urban hospitals on medical surgical units and in the emergency department. Being a wife and mother, she understands the difficulties of juggling family and career responsibilities.

Sara is a tenured nursing education professor in Northern California where she specializes in teaching medical surgical nursing. She has served as the assistant director of the nursing program and has worked extensively on course and curriculum development.

In 2013, Sara took a yearlong sabbatical to learn practical techniques to help the stressed out, overworked nurse. She studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and trained as a MBRS facilitator. She studied Vipassana Meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She learned compassion practices through the study of Vajrayana Buddhism with Tara Mandala founder Lama Tsultrim Allione and her authorized teachers. Sara uses these practices every day to cope with the stresses of daily living, personal losses, and her tendencies toward overwork and burnout.

Speaker Disclosures:

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

Nonfinancial: Sara Lefkowitz is a member of the American Nurses Association; and the San Francisco Bay Area Tara Mandela Sangha.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Available Until: 3/21/2022
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Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 3/21/2022.

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

Iowa Nurses: 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.

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Audience
  • Nurses