Stress Management and Time Management
CNA’s in a long term or sub-acute care facility will learn detailed information on how stress affects the body, how to properly care for themselves in the work and non-work setting, as well as how to manage their time in a more effective and objective way that will aid in their job performance and task achievement. Employees can be easily overwhelmed in the healthcare setting with the heavier workload of patients and lack of self-care, which negatively impacts facilities with high burnout rates. If employees are taught and empowered with stress and time management techniques, employees are able to perform better in the workplace and increase their value to worth to their employers better serving the patients.
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
- Understand what stress is, how it is an issue in society and how stress affects the body.
- Understand and identify how stress affects healthcare workers.
- Learn about the body through the stress response and identify ways stress affects their personal body’s response.
- Discuss and define coping and the factors that influence how they
- Discuss and practice different techniques for coping.
- Discuss prioritization in life and in healthcare.
- Identify ways to prioritize and organize tasks on a shift
- Discuss what makes a patient a higher or lower priority. Practice case scenarios for prioritization.
- Discuss the need for stress management for healthcare workers
- Review CDC Statistics
- Understanding pathophysiology of stress
- How to respond and cope with stress
- Activities for stress relief
- Understanding the need for prioritizing and time management
- Methods for successful time management
- Activities and Case Scenarios
Course Format and Teaching Method
- The course is led by an instructor in a classroom setting. Instructors will lecture content and lead discussion to include the cognitive learning portion of the class with case scenarios and examples. The instructors will guide the students through kinesthetic and mental activities that will engage the learners actively in the class with physical participation.
- A written exam will be given with a required 75% or higher to pass the course.
- Course duration: 4 hours
Course Completion Certificate
NAC CE Credits: 4.0
- A lecture manual with the powerpoint slides and activities will be given out at the beginning of class to each student at no additional charge.