Today on RN Huddle, we continue the conversation between Dr. Heidi Keeler (our host) and Dr. Steve Wengel. While burnout is a very real issue in today's workplace, there are always options to help defeat and maybe even prevent it. Dr. Wengel and Heidi talk about what options may be available at your institution and how you can utilize those resources. Read More.
This week's episode is a VERY important topic for all nurses: moral distress and compassion fatigue. This issue is amplified by our current status of extended stress related to the pandemic. The need to practice self-care is critical. RN Huddle host Heidi Keeler is joined with Amy Stewart, Vice President of Education and Certification Strategy at the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing AAPACN. Amy is an expert presenter on moral distress and compassion fatigue. Heidi and Amy s discuss the effect on patient safety, tips on how nurse leaders can check on their staff during difficult times, and the long-term effects of major stress injuries when distress and fatigue are left unresolved. We hope nurses and nurse leaders can get an overview of this topic from our very passionate speakers! Read More.