Archive for June 2021

Stress First Aid – Part 2

In this episode, we continue our discussion about a novel approach to alleviate the stress on health care workers. Developed for the US Army, Stress First Aid is proving beneficial to dealing with the ongoing crises and challenges faced in health care organizations every day, particularly during the pandemic.

 

Guest speaker:

Courtney Gidengil, MD, MPH

Senior Physician Policy Researcher

Director, Boston Office

The Rand Corporation

Associate Physician in Pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:26] Stress First Aid model—the color code designations

[02:03] Seven Cs

[03:14] Benefits of participating

[04:24] First steps

[05:46] Individual participation

[06:53] The site champion

 

Links | Resources:

Vizient’s SFA Overview for Health Care Professionals Click here

Workplace Stress Impacts Health Care Workers (U of Michigan) Click here

 

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Stress First Aid – Part 1

Already in a high-stress occupation, health care workers have been severely tested by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While others have stayed at home, health care workers have been unable to practice isolation but have had to go into a workplace where they confront the sickest in the population, where staffing has often been inadequate and e. Burn-out is rife and finding a way to deal with stress a priority. Stress First Aid is a program developed to allow health care workers to use their peer-to-peer relationships to increase resilience and improve their well-being.

 

Guest speaker:

Courtney Gidengil, MD, MPH

Senior Physician Policy Researcher

Director, Boston Office

The Rand Corporation

Associate Physician in Pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:05] Defining “Stress First Aid”

[02:24] Impact of COVID

[03:30] Clinical decisions and stress

[04:40] Using peer-to-peer connections

[06:30] The Stress First Aid program

 

Links | Resources:

Vizient’s SFA Overview for Health Care Professionals Click here

Workplace Stress Impacts Health Care Workers (U of Michigan) Click here

 

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Vaccine hesitancy among health care workers – Part 3

On this episode, we continue our discussion on the reasons and remedies for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among the health care staff.

 

Guest speakers:

Michele Andrasik, PhD, EdM, MS, MA

Senior Staff Scientist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Global Health

University of Washington

 

Tony Reed, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Temple University Health System

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:39] Issues around incentives

[02:30] Vaccine choice

[04:33] Issues around mandates

 

Links | Resources:

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know (Johns Hopkins) Click here

How to Talk to Someone About Vaccine Hesitancy (Cleveland Clinic) Click here

Vizient webinar on addressing vaccine hesitancy among health care workers Click here

 

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Health care workers can be hesitant to take the COVID vaccines for a number of reasons. To address this challenge, organizations can take a number of approaches, from vaccine mandates to incentive payments, yet these tactics may not really address the strong, even deep-seated, concerns staff members may have about vaccination. On this episode, we continue our discussion about addressing vaccine hesitancy.

 

Guest speakers:

Michele Andrasik, PhD, EdM, MS, MA

Senior Staff Scientist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Global Health

University of Washington

 

Tony Reed, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Temple University Health System

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:30] Temple University Hospital: vaccines not mandatory, all groups consulted

[06:00] Getting out the news and the staff voice

[09:28] Easy access: walk-in clinic

[11:06] Strategies for listening to those who are vaccine hesitant; vaccine “equity”

 

Links | Resources:

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know (Johns Hopkins) Click here

How to Talk to Someone About Vaccine Hesitancy (Cleveland Clinic) Click here

Vizient webinar on addressing vaccine hesitancy among health care workers (Drs. Villanueva, Andrasik, Reed) Click here 

 

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For a variety of reasons, from concerns about side effects to lack of trust of societal institutions, many health care workers are hesitant about taking COVID vaccinations. In this episode, Tom discusses this hesitancy with two leading experts in the health care field to examine why this response is occurring and what organizations can do to encourage staff members to have the vaccines.

 

Guest speakers:

Michele Andrasik, PhD, EdM, MS, MA

Senior Staff Scientist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Global Health

University of Washington

 

Tony Reed, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Temple University Health System

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:50] Vizient survey results on vaccine hesitancy at member organizations

[03:09] A lack of trust in institutions and systems

[06:30] A different way of looking at side effects

[07:06] COVID and social determinants of health

[08:24] Health care staff who are often the most hesitant

 

Links | Resources:

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know (Johns Hopkins) Click here

How to Talk to Someone About Vaccine Hesitancy (Cleveland Clinic) Click here

Vizient webinar on addressing vaccine hesitancy among health care workers (Drs. Villanueva, Andrasik, Reed) Click here

 

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