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Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 2: Supporting the Well-being of Staff

Presented by Laurie J. Ferguson, PhD, Tonisha J. Melvin, DNP, APRN, CRRN, ANP-C , and Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN

Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 2: Supporting the Well-being of Staff


event December 16, 2020
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Add to Calendar December 16, 2020 3:00pm December 16, 2020 4:00pm America/New_York Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 2: Supporting the Well-being of Staff

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Mental Health During COVID-19 Part 2: Supporting the Well-being of Staff


This pre-recorded panel discussion, hosted in partnership with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), is designed to help viewers understand how different rehab organizations and states have been supporting the mental health and well-being of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the
second installment of this two-part pre-recorded webinar series, a panel discussion will be led by Laurie Ferguson, PhD, an expert in social services and patient mental health, along with Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN, and Tonisha Melvin, DNP, APRN,CRRN, ANP-C. Both panel members have a unique perspective on COVID-19 due to geographic location, the size of their organization, as well as personal experiences with both patients and caregivers in the rehab setting. This open discussion will share information on how to help assess, manage, and address the mental and psychosocial well-being of those working on the frontlines. The panel will also discuss common sources of mental health stress, the positive effects of personal support and organizational interventions, and identify the employee populations most affected by COVID-19 related mental health distress.

Education Gap Addressed By This Webinar: As a result of COVID-19, staff have seen an increase in post-traumatic stress symptoms. This pre-recorded webinar will cover how providers can best identify, minimize, and address these mental health symptoms.

This webinar will be pre-recorded and will be eligible for non-live CEUs for RNs and PTs.

For more information on the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), please visit


Laurie J. Ferguson, PhD

Laurie J. Ferguson, PhD, is a psychologist who specializes in working with people with chronic health conditions. As the Director of Education Development for the Global Healthy Living Foundation, she offers expertise on patient-centered programming and educational needs…

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Tonisha J. Melvin, DNP, APRN, CRRN, ANP-C

Tonisha Melvin, DNP, APRN, CRRN, ANP-C, is a nurse practitioner with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC. At the DCVAMC, she serves as the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy Program Faculty for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency program in partnership…

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Steven Powell, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN

Steven D. Powell (MSN, RN-BC, CRRN) is a Peruvian-American nurse with inpatient specialties including medical-surgical (American Nurses Credentialing Center- Board Certified), spinal-cord-injury (Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board Certified), and CBRNE Decontamination…

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To receive CEU credit all disciplines must attend the webinar for the full duration, complete the quiz with a minimum score of 70%, and complete the participant survey.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the occurrence of psychosocial issues for healthcare workers to assist recognition and response
  2. Describe common sources of mental health stress on healthcare workers to aid assessment of their prevalence
  3. Identify interventions that can reduce negative impacts on mental health for healthcare workers


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3:00 PM3:05 PM
Chapter 1: Occurrence of Psychosocial Issues for Healthcare Workers Dealing with COVID-19
3:05 PM3:15 PM
Panel Discussion
3:15 PM3:20 PM
Chapter 2: Mental Health Stress on Healthcare Workers
3:20 PM3:30 PM
Panel Discussion
3:30 PM3:40 PM
Chapter 3: Identifying Mental Health Interventions for Healthcare Workers
3:40 PM4:00 PM
Panel Discussion

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