The Impact of the Pandemic on the Wellness of Healthcare Professionals and #Howtohelp - Jessi Gold, MD, MS
Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on healthcare workers, from the day-to-day work environment, to increased risk for infection, to their mental health. This activity will focus on what we know so far about the mental health of frontline workers prior to and during COVID-19, and, how that, when put into context with what we know from past pandemics, can allow us to predict the possible mental health aftermath and risk factors for worsening outcomes. We will talk about the role of the institution in helping prepare for these outcomes as the pandemic becomes a marathon and not a sprint. And, as Dr. Gold is a very avid twitter user, this activity will have a specific focus on what individuals can do to advocate for themselves and their colleagues using social media.
MD, DO, Clinical psychologists (PhD), Faculty researchers (PhD), nurses, graduate students, and medical students.
After completing this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe what we know so far about the mental health of frontline workers prior to and during COVID-19.
- Summarize the literature from past pandemics regarding the possible mental health aftermath and risk factors for worsening outcomes.
- Discuss specifically what individuals can do to advocate for mental health of healthcare workers, focusing on social media (twitter).
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity.
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 ANCC contact hours.
American Psychological Association (APA)
|Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.|
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.125 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.25 hours.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.25 APA CE Credits
- 1.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
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