Regional CISM Coordinator WORKPLACE TRAUMA CENTER Woodstock, Maryland, United States
Presentation Details: The state of Maryland recognized the extreme stress employees at nursing homes, long term care facilities and other residential facilities were experiencing. A Cares Act funded program was developed to create innovative interventions to address the impact of COVID on the facilities and their staff. The state partnered with a private crisis support organization to develop and deliver the services.
Programs were developed to virtually address significantly impacted populations. Customized approaches were developed to address specific issues including: Individual support; group team building; critical incident support; management consultation and support and strategic grief interventions. Virtual trainings were created and included self-care coping skills to diverse employees, coping with pandemic stress, coping with social unrest and other focused trainings to address issues at specific facilities.
This presentation will share the origination, development and implementation of this program which has been recognized by the CDC as a "best practice" for supporting long term care facilities.
Upon completion, participants will be able to
Upon completion participants will be able to describe the components of a comprehensive program of support for healthcare workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Upon completion participants will be able to describe steps to take to develop a comprehensive statewide support program for healthcare workers.
Upon completion participants will be able to describe challenges to delivering a statewide pandemic support program.