4031-19: Caring for the Caregivers After the Storm

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4031-19: Caring for the Caregivers After the Storm

Catastrophic hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, leaving thousands in distress. Vulnerable populations have higher risk for deleterious mental health outcomes after disasters. This practice protocol reviews how training in self care, stress management and effective coping can promote resiliency for families with preschoolers.

  Diane Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC; Jessica Gordon, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC; Susan Gatzert-Snyder, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

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

Session Length:
  46 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Identify the phases of disaster recovery.

Keywords:  Stress Response, Pediatric Disaster Mental Health, Building Resiliency

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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