Key Tactics for Improving Health and Well-being of Nurses: Reducing Stress & Cardiovascular Risk
CE Expiration Date: 03/31/2020
How are you coping with your daily dose of stress? Nurses’ Health Studies (NHS) indicates that the longer a nurse carries out rotating night shift work, the higher their chance of coronary heart disease. Do you find yourself in a constant battle with high-stress levels and poor cardiovascular health?
The presenter will discuss the current population health of nurses. We will also review strategies for building a culture of wellness to support nurses to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors that can reduce their cardiovascular risk. Nurses deal with stress daily, so it’s time you learn key tactics for improving your overall health and well-being.
It’s time for nurses to improve awareness of health hazards related to professional practice and shift work, and learn to employ innovative strategies aimed at reducing the incidence of chronic conditions.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Describe the current state of health among registered nurses in the United States and analyze recent study findings related to health risks of nurses.
- Discover key strategies for promoting a health-oriented work culture.
- Discuss implementation strategies for improving one's physical health to reduce risks of chronic health conditions, such as coronary heart disease, among nurses.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN,
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is Associate VP for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, and Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at OSU's College of Medicine. She's a nationally/internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, child & adolescent mental health, and health & wellness, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national/international conferences on these topics. Her record as PI includes over 19 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies. She is co-editor of five books and over 300 publications, including two American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award winners. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Nursing, National Academies of Practice, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She served a four-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force and is currently a member of NQF's Behavioral Health Steering Committee and NIH's National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. Dr. Melnyk serves as editor of Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, and is a member of the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC).
Dr. Melnyk founded the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaborative to advance DHHS's Million Hearts® initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. She also created and chaired the first two National Summits on Building Healthy Academic Communities and founded the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, a collaborative organization to improve population health in the nation's institutions of higher learning, and serves as its first president.
The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.