The world is now clearly in a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. With no clear end in sight, the physical and psychological burden on healthcare workers and first line responders is taking its toll.
Various studies have reported increased levels of anxiety, depression, anger, insomnia and unexplained emotional outbursts.
Burn-out is becoming a daily reality and there is increasing concern about the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst frontline workers.
For frontline workers a second wave is not only a matter of social distancing and disruption of planned festive season activities, it has become a matter of finding ways to survive within their professional and ethical obligation to render a service to the sick and needy.
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) play an ongoing pivotal role in managing the epidemic. Protecting their mental health resilience and supporting them to cope with the psychological burden of maintaining their commitment to providing care has become a global priority.
This course will focus on activities to minimise the effect of this pervasive epidemic on HCPs’ mental wellbeing and guide participants in their quest to ensure that they stay mentally fit and healthy.
WHO SHOULD ENROL
All Healthcare Providers (HCPs) involved in providing essential and ongoing services to during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Module 2 – Psychological reactions to lockdown:
- Introduction on the effect of lockdown on mental well-being • COVID-related stressors of frontline workers
- Delving deeper into mental health well-being during COVID-19 Module 3 – Managing stress
- Managing stress: Tips for coping with the stress during COVID-19 • Managing burn-out – How to recognize and cope with burn-out • Managing frontline workers stress associated with COVID-19 and creating resilience
- Integrating mindfulness and meditation in a daily routine • COVID self-care plan
Module 4 – Psychological aspects of COVID-19 care • Psychological needs of COVID-19 patients
- Managing teenagers and children during COVID-19 • Psychological effects of quarantine
Module 5 – Surviving post COVID-19: Staying real and robust • The psychological aftermath after COVID-19
To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should complete the MCQs and have a pass rate of at least 70%. The course is accredited for 15 CPD points on level 2.
Online e-learning programme delivered through interactive learning activities, videos, presentations and articles.
The following modules are covered in this short course:
Module 1 – Introduction:
- The world beyond Corona.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tel: 087 821 1109 / Fax: 086 550 3692
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