MNA Continuing Education Forum

TRAUMA AND COVID-19: HELP AND HOPE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

FROM TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT

Bernadette Melnyk PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN serves as Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She is recognized nationally and globally for both her clinical knowledge and her innovative approaches to a wide range of health care challenges. Dr. Melnyk will speak to her work on health and wellness, and how that can help health care workers survive the heavy workload brought on by the pandemic. “You have the power to shape your own well-being,” Dr. Melnyk states. “Sometimes, the simplest behavior change is all you need to dramatically change your life and your health outcomes for the better.” Dr. Melnyk has developed and tested a series of intervention programs called COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment) to improve mental/behavioral health outcomes and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

PLENARY SPEAKER


CHANGE LEADERSHIP UNDER TRAGEDY

Jason Wenschlag, Ed.D is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at North Central University. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Jason has been an educator for 24 years, including 18 in public schools as a business teacher, coach, and administrator, and 6 years in private K-12 school administration. Jason has degrees in business administration, business and marketing education, and education leadership, and has a doctorate in organizational leadership. Jason will share his own experience of personal recovery from workplace trauma, as well as how he helped inspire his team to heal after tragedy.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe trauma, its progression and the assessment of associated symptoms
  2. Identify interventions for managing trauma symptoms associated with providing care to patients, families, self and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  3. Discover how to incorporate strategies for healing from trauma into team settings, workplace relationships, and personal activities of daily living.