Pandemics and PTSD: Caring for the Caregivers

Pandemics and PTSD: Caring for the Caregivers

Identification: MSNJ2020
Issue: November-December 2020
Volume: Vol. 29/No. 6
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 12/31/2022
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:

After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss the mental health impact of PTSD and how all team members can help colleagues and themselves.

Contact hours available until 12/31/22.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Nicola Anne Edgecomb
12/10/20 10:45 pm

Enjoyed the article - reminded me to be kind

Alketa Stephens
1/20/21 3:27 pm

good reading about pandemics and PTSD caring for the caregivers

Kalen Skinner
2/10/21 1:48 pm

Thank you for including this article. It was the most inspiring and exciting article I read. Totally fit my own "why" and purpose in life. I will continue to seek this out.

Paula Alberts
2/19/21 6:19 pm

i encountered PTSD last spring due to COVID and my husband being an ER MD and 2 college girls and on and on..... I never saw it coming and ended up off work for 2 months and on an antianxiety med. I do not judge others, but now I know what the low feels like. It was not fun. Being strong and faking it took the back seat and is gone now :)

Angela Lambert
8/16/21 11:22 am

Very informative. Something to share with my fellow nurses on the Covid unit.

Heidi Widmar
10/28/21 9:44 am

This article was very well written and very interesting to read. As a nurse working with Covid-19, stress and anxiety has been a problem. I am working with a counselor and have learned ways to cope with the workplace stress as well as with other stressors that come about in life. I liked how a couple of different treatment modalities were presented in the article as not everyone responds the same way or heals the same way.

Lorraine Sharpe
1/4/22 2:26 pm

Very real times going on. We are all going through this together and support one another in these trying times.

Katie Wyatt
3/3/22 4:29 am

Great article to remind all of us we are human and PTSD is a normal reaction to trauma

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 10:28 pm

good article, still applies today

Sandra Clark
9/14/22 5:21 pm

The first three surges were so stressful. The nightmares are for sure real. I believe the impact will be on us for a long time.