Staff Support in the Healthcare Setting 1 – day

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:
Healthcare has become a high stress environment and the effects of acute, chronic, and cumulative stress on healthcare professionals has become increasingly obvious. This program is designed to explore the types of stressors in the healthcare environment; appropriate stress management and critical incident interventions in the healthcare setting; important modifications of interventions and services; mechanisms to provide staff support; team development considerations; implementation of a crisis support, CISM, or peer support program; and personal coping techniques.

This program is an important building block for any healthcare professional who wishes to explore the implementation of a crisis support, critical incident stress, or peer support program in their organization or a in a multi-hospital setting. This program supplements the Assisting Individuals in Crisis (formerly Individuals Crisis Intervention and Peer Support) and the Group Crisis Intervention courses.

Program Highlights:

Critical incidents in the healthcare setting Challenges in providing CISM services CISM team interventions that are most effective CISM intervention and process issues Designing a CISM team for a healthcare organization 3 types of stressors in the healthcare setting The nature of givers and the implications for crisis support Adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies Potential administrative and legal issues Considerations in CISM team development

Continuing Education Information:

One-Day Course

General Contact Hours: 

7 Contact Hours: .7 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 7 PDHs from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association (Expiration Date – May 31, 2023)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Virtual Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.  

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.