Workshop 5: Debriefing Skills for Bedside Staff after Critical Events
Monday, May 14
13:00 - 14:30
Location: Universe 1
Course Goal or Outcome: : As healthcare professionals we are faced with emotionally challenging situations on a regular basis. This daily grind can take a toll on our emotional and psychological health. Our workshop will explain how we employed elements of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to teach charge nurses to facilitate debriefings after critical events, a technique we have named Distress Debriefing. We will also discuss the concept of burnout syndrome as it pertains to health care professionals and how we use Distress Debriefing to bring awareness and support to bedside staff.
Our vision is that the health care team who comes together to save the patient now needs to come together to save themselves. We hope Distress Debriefing will empower healthcare professionals to discuss the reactions they are experiencing, normalize their reactions and offer additional resources as needed. By the end of our workshop, learners will walk away with tools for implementation at their particular institution.
Learning Objectives: :
By the end of the workshop learners will be able to:
1. Discuss the benefits of debriefing critical events in the clinical environment.
2. Demonstrate basic distress debriefing skills for implementation at your institution.
3. Recognize symptoms of burnout and identify your institution’s staff resources.
Intended Audience: : Experienced or novice debriefing facilitators, particularly those who work with acute care health care professionals, such as emergency medicine
or critical care, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.
Relevance to the Conference: : This workshop offers a unique opportunity to teach all health care team members to utilize debriefing in their everyday work, particularly when critical events occur.
Workshop Timeline: : Workshop Timeline:
Introduction(5 minutes): Faculty introductions, objectives, agenda of workshop.
Background(30 minutes): Why we started, burnout survey results, implementation process, explanation of Distress Debriefing phases
Interactive Session(45 minutes): View video of debriefing technique, break into small groups with facilitators to practice using case
studies, large group debrief to share lessons learned in small groups.
Summary/Questions: 10 minutes