Mitigating PTSD - Online Course

These resources describe how to identify risk factors for nurses and suggest strategies to perhaps lessen or prevent PTSD during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Accreditation:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The reality is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was an issue nurses and other healthcare providers faced even before the pandemic. But an examination of the literature shows that pandemics can rightfully exacerbate the impact of PTSD, depression, and burnout on people, especially those working on the frontlines of healthcare. These resources describe how to identify risk factors for nurses and suggest strategies to perhaps lessen or prevent PTSD during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 75% of learners will identify at least one change or improvement within their professional/personal development based on the information learned during the microlearning session topic.

Resources Included:

  • Microlearning Presentation — PTSD During a Pandemic
  • Microlearning Presentation — PTSD in Nurses: Exploring a Phenomenon

Author Bios

Perry M. Gee, PhD, RN, has been a registered nurse for over 35 years and a clinical informatics specialist for the past two decades. He has PhD in Nursing Science and Health-care Leadership from the University of California, Davis, an MSN in Clinical Informatics from the University of Utah, and a BSN from Montana State University. Perry is the first Nurse Scientist for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

Michelle Schuster, MSN, RN, CPHON, received a BSN from Midwestern State University in Texas and a MSN with a concentration in Nursing Education from Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She is a certified pediatric hematology-oncology nurse practicing at Boston Children’s Hospital. Michelle has developed a strong passion for supporting and educating staff, patients and their families, and nursing students. Michelle’s research interests include nurses’ self-care, PTSD, and resiliency.

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