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



Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources



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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