Research in Action
CRNAs who managed their own emotions and others emotions had less workplace stress. The ability to effectively manage and cope with stress may indirectly allow the CRNA to provide better patient care and avoid job burnout. Knowledge of EI for an individual can be a powerful tool in decreasing workplace stress and increasing workplace satisfaction. Results from this study support other research findings that have suggested individuals who have higher levels of EI are more able to cope with the stressors of daily living and occupational stressors. Therefore, developing and implementing strategies to increase EI among CRNAs may be key to decreasing work-related stress and burnout.