It’s Essential: Taking Care of You So That You Can Take Care of Patients

Program Date: 14 April 2021
Publication Date: 24 June 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll describe the burden COVID-19 has placed on Health Care Professionals (HCPs); recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, stress, and burnout in HCPs; and provide concrete strategies to improve resilience and self-care in HCPs. Originally presented as a live webinar on April 14, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the burden COVID-19 has placed on Health Care Professionals (HCPs).
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, stress, and burnout in HCPs.
• Provide concrete strategies to improve resilience and self-care in HCPs.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 3.2.2, 4.2.2, 8.3.2
  • Run Time: 50

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Eileen T. O'Grady, PhD, RN, NP-BC

Founder, The School of Wellness
McLean, VA, USA
Dr Eileen O’Grady is a certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach and is Founder of The School of Wellness. She is an expert on intentional change, emphasizing the importance of extreme self-care and how to identify and remedy a life that is off kilter. She is an author and editor of two textbooks, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach and Intentional Therapeutic Relationships: Advancing Caring in Health Care a how-to book on placing relationships at the center of health care. Her most recent book, Choosing Wellness: Unconventional Wisdom for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful or the Stuck, is her most personal. Dr O’Grady lives in McLean Virginia.
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Amie Heap, MPH, RD

Director, Health Policy, Education & Alliances
Director, Abbott Nutrition Health Institute
Columbus, OH, USA

Amie serves as the Director of Health Policy, Education and Alliances and as the Director of the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. In this capacity she directs the creation of health and nutrition resources that assist healthcare professionals, and the populations they serve, on a global level. As part of this role, Amie establishes partnerships with domestic and international organizations working to address the challenge of preventing, identifying and treating malnutrition. 

Prior to joining Abbott, Amie served as the Senior Nutrition Advisor in the Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau of Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In this position Amie provided technical assistance to 30 countries in eastern and southern Africa, southeast Asia and the Caribbean implementing global HIV/nutrition/food security programs. She also served as the HIV/nutrition strategic information liaison to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. 

Amie received a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University.

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