In a time where healthcare professionals and essential workers have been pushed to the limit, College of Nursing Instructor and DNP student Michael Martel, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, will present on the topic, "Mental Health and Self-care for Nurses".
While working as an emergency nurse, Martel saw many of his colleagues in a state of stress after treating patients, which led him to research various coping methods and resources. Through his research, Martel came across the U.S. Army Battle Buddy program. Martel is currently piloting a similar Battle Buddy Program based off of these principles with the APRN students in the College of Nursing as a method of providing ongoing peer to peer emotional support.
In using what he learned, Martel will focus on the teachings of mindfulness, guided imagery, positive self-talk, and other resources, in a time when our healthcare professionals need them the most. Tune in on January 27, 2021 at 4 PM!