For Healthcare Providers
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Toolkit for Emotional Coping for Healthcare Staff (TECHS)
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ITSTSS) has updated their Toolkit for Emotional Coping for Healthcare Staff (TECHS) slides (click here) and created a webinar (click here) that walks you through the toolkit.
Live Q&A Sessions on Monday, April 20th.
Session 1: 8 a.m. (U.S. Central) Register Now.
Session 2: 6 p.m. (U.S. Central) Register Now.
Example Practices and Templates
COVID-19 Huddle Summary
Collated by behavioral health specialists from ASPR’s Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response and the Western Region Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
Caring for Patients’ Mental Well-Being During Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Clinicians
From the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Health Professions and Facilities, Examining Board of Psychology
From the Literature: Recommended Reading
Samantha K Brooks, PhD, Rebecca K Webster, PhD, Louise E Smith, PhD, Lisa Woodland, MSc, Simon Wessely, FMedSci, Neil Greenberg, FRCPsych et al. The Lancet. February 26, 2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30460-8
Colin P West, MD, Liselotte N Dyrbye, MD, Patricia J Erwin, MLS, Tait D Shanafelt, MD. The Lancet. September 28, 2016. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31279-X
This toolkit from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) arms disaster recovery workers with materials that aid in responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster, and in dealing with workplace stress. The toolkit includes SAFE-T practice guidelines, and suicide prevention wallet cards. It also includes guides for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others.
Monday, April 6th NETEC webinar “Resilience and Care of the Caregiver.” This webinar will provide tips on teaching resiliency among healthcare workers, risk factors, how to overcome and develop a peer support plan, resiliency road map and overall strategies.
Dr. Robert Sapien, Program Director for the New Mexico EMSC and clinical hypnotherapist recorded these free audio self-hypnosis sessions specifically for healthcare providers. They are less than 20 minutes each and are in 'voice only' and 'voice plus music' formats. There is a session to prepare before a shift and a session to listen to after leaving a shift.
The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, offers resources related to managing stress and the psychological impact of COVID-19 for healthcare staff and for families (especially where child has existing health concerns).
The Center offers slidesets (downloadable as pdfs) that can be used as the basis for a presentation / support and QR codes for each parent tipsheet (English & Spanish) which can be added to parent discharge instructions. Both are available by request.