Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Intensive Care Unit Nurses: Findings of a Concept Analysis

12 - 1 PM PT | 2 - 3 PM CT | 3 - 4 PM ET

Speaker(s)

Paula Levi, BSN, RN

Paula Levi is a second-year PhD student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. She is a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Fellow. Her research focus is on intensive care unit nurses with post-traumatic stress disorder and interventions to allow these nurses to continue working in their stressful workplace.

About the webinar:

Intensive care unit nurses are at increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, due to their stressful work environment. The disorder of PTSD, often thought of as affecting soldiers who have fought in war, has changed over time with new knowledge. Findings from a conceptual analysis using the Walker and Avant method provide clarification for healthcare professionals and hospital stakeholders to better understand PTSD as it pertains to ICU nurses and its impact on their lives, patient care, and healthcare organizations.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

- Review the conceptual definition of PTSD in ICU nurses from trauma experienced in the workplace
- Identify attributes, antecedents, and consequences of PTSD in ICU nurses and the negative impact on the nurse, patients, and the healthcare organization
- Discuss the implications of these research findings on occupational health practice

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