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7 Steps to Manage Stress and Build Resilience
This article from the National Institutes of Health discusses contributing factors, individual responses and tips to manage stress.
Web link    Date Added: 12/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 2 2021 4:37PM  
Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout
This article by Barbara Rubel at Griefwork Center Inc. discusses the differences between compassion fatigue and burnout. This article also list ways employers can recognize and understand both, and provides a case study on assessing and intervening with burnout issues.
Web link    Date Added: 12/15/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 1:14PM  
How to Build – And Lead – Resilient Health Care Teams during COVID-19
How can strong leadership create a culture of resiliency in a health care organization? Read this article from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health to learn more.
Web link    Date Added: 12/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 3 2021 5:10PM  
Leadership, Management and Safe Operations
This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website provides nursing home administrators specific resources to address leadership, management and safe operations. Emotional wellness and coping skills for residents and staff, quality improvement strategies for after the COVID-19 pandemic, and training on safe operations are examples of the available resources.
Web link    Date Added: 12/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 3 2021 5:15PM  
Leading Age Pandemic Playbook
This Leading Age Pandemic Playbook is a collection of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose is to help providers prepare for and mitigate the impact of a future health crises or pandemic. Check back regularly as this is a living resource.
Web link    Date Added: 12/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 7 2021 11:00AM  
Licensed Vocational Nurse Training - Time Management Module
Use this training provided by the Texas Health and Human Services to help teach your nursing staff about time management. This document includes areas such as tips to help plan your day, barriers to successful time management, prioritization of duties, delegation, critical thinking and optimizing communication with a shift change.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/13/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 12:08PM  
LTC Connect: The Cost of Caring: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout and Building Resilience
This April 21, 2022, webinar recording features Wendy Bradley, LPC-MHSP, discussing organizational and personal consequences of compassion fatigue and burnout when symptoms go unresolved, and how building resilience can combat these negative effects.
Video    Date Added: 04/26/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 3:07PM  
Managing Fatigue During Times of Crisis: Guidance for Nurses, Managers and Other Healthcare Workers
View these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn about practical fatigue management tips for health care leadership and health care workers.
Web link    Date Added: 12/13/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 12:15PM  
Mental Health and Resiliency Tools for Health Care Workers: COVID-19
View this toolkit from the Minnesota Department of Health to find resources and information to promote resiliency among your staff. This toolkit contains resources on leadership support, anxiety and mental health assistance, tips for self care and where to look for support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 12/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 1:03PM  
Observational Audits: A Pathway to Improving Infection Prevention and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
This handout from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality outlines a pathway for health care facilities to improve infection control and prevention practices and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 12/08/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 7 2021 11:11AM  
Providing Quality Care
Looking for resources on compassionate care and enhancing quality of life during COVID-19 and beyond? View this Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website for more resources on these topics and others related to person-center care.
Web link    Date Added: 12/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 7 2021 10:37AM  
Seven Things You as a Leader Can Do Right Now
Read this one-page handout from the Minnesota Department of Health for ideas on how leadership can engage with staff and show support for their safety and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/15/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 1:05PM  
Staffing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Nursing Home Leaders
This resource guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers steps to lessen nursing home staffing challenges.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/12/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 11:52AM  
Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue
SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides printable one page documents on coping, managing and preventing stress, compassion fatigue, and tips for behavioral health during a pandemic in both English and Spanish.
Web link    Date Added: 12/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 12:58PM  
Tips on Supporting Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Health care leaders at nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies and other care settings are encouraged to download this handout to learn more about how to identify burnout and secondary traumatic stress in your staff, implement strategies to provide support for staff, and how to form teams to support each other.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/12/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 16 2021 9:48AM  
Top Tips From Nurses on Dealing with Burnout
This article from Nurse Journal offers tips on recognizing, preventing and recovering from burnout that nurses experience.
Web link    Date Added: 12/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 12:50PM  
Wellness Guide
Download this one-page wellness guide from the Minnesota Department of Health for tips on how to cope with stress and grief, daily personal care, family care and other support tips.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/15/2021    Date Last Modified: Dec 10 2021 1:09PM