The Reality of COVID Sinks In
Only months into the pandemic, it’s increasingly clear that the path forward for health systems is going to be long, complicated, and uncertain. These same truths apply to our frontline nurses bearing much of the brunt of the COVID crisis. Frontline nurse burnout was already top of mind for health system leaders; burnout worries have been joined by new challenges created by the pandemic, including issues like moral injury, growing tension between clinicians and executives, and for some, post-traumatic stress disorder. Health systems are struggling to protect the physical and emotional health of their nurses, while also thinking strategically about how to stabilize and nurture the workforce as the pandemic lingers.
Hardwiring Resiliency - A Necessary First Step
While burnout is a highly complex issue, years of research has shown that personal resiliency is a vital factor in mitigating burnout. The good news is that resiliency can be trained and learned. The challenge: health systems have historically struggled to efficiently and effectively bring awareness and training on resiliency into the frontline in a scalable and impactful way. This struggle has been exacerbated by COVID, with many health systems facing an uncomfortable catch-22: the need for arming frontline clinicians with tools to support resilience has never been higher, but how do we ask our frontline nurses to learn these skills at a time of unprecedented work intensity?
The Lead for Care Resiliency Module
To support health systems in their Workforce Stabilization strategies, Lead for Care is pleased to offer a Resiliency Training Program that can be rapidly and efficiently introduced to support the frontline as they battle the pandemic. Deploying our microlearning approach, paired with reflection exercises and peer discussion, we enable frontline learning while keeping nurses at the bedside, and empower nurses to apply resilience skills in real-time, against real world situations.
Self-paced, 6-week program targeted to frontline nurses enables the rapid introduction of key concepts for managing burnout and building resiliency
Module includes four lessons, each anchored on a ten-minute microlearning video, paired with peer discussion, reflection activities, and real-time application
Delivery model quickly instills high value training while minimizing the burden of implementation on the health system and most importantly, the frontline participants
Flexible technology platform can integrate access to key health system employee support tools and resources
Customized Analytics demonstrating link to program outcomes
Research has found that wellness is a significant driver of turnover and patient satisfaction.