4016-17: Creation and Implementation of a Novel Web-Based App to Screen and Support Struggling Nurses

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4016-17: Creation and Implementation of a Novel Web-Based App to Screen and Support Struggling Nurses

This presentation will demonstrate the first web-based tool to systematically screen and support struggling nurses and to provide pathways to well-being. The presenter will illustrate how to use technology to foster a healthy work environment while improving patient outcomes, and implement similar programs in your clinical setting.

Presenter: Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, CNL

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  40 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify strategies to rapidly and comprehensively identify the mental health needs of clinicians to strengthen occupational health.
  2. Identify strategies to follow-up with persons who have been identified as suffering from severe mental distress without promulgating stigma.
  3. Identify ways technology can used reduce the risk of burnout and create healthy work environments.

Keywords: Peer support, Web Based, Occupational Health, Mental Distress, Burnout, Self Care


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:15am - 11:00am


The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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