The Benefits of Worksite Wellness for Nurses: Examining Both Sides
Get fresh workplace wellness ideas for yourself and your organization, such as Fitbit® for Life, a healthy eating class and exercise initiative launched by Houston Methodist Hospital that provides options for nurses who want to get and stay healthy.
Do you struggle to take care of yourself because you are taking care of everyone else? Being healthy with minimal stress allows you to perform at an optimal level, which translates to safe patient care.
The presenter will discuss the Houston Methodist Hospital’s corporate wellness initiatives how they have impacted the surrounding organizations, companies, and nurses in Houston. Get fresh workplace wellness ideas for yourself and your organization, such as Fitbit® for Life, a healthy eating class and exercise initiative launched by Houston Methodist Hospital that provides options for nurses who want to get and stay healthy.
With rising health care costs, preventive care is essential for enterprises to operate in a cost-effective manner and decrease the rise in cost-sharing to employees. By analyzing Houston Methodist’s wellness program and the health and fitness workplace benefits available to their employees, you can evaluate the current state of your workplace wellness benefits and offer convenient, healthy lifestyle options as an employer or make sure you are offered those options as an employee.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Summarize the current state of nursing health
- Analyze workplace barriers that prevent nurses from engaging in healthy behaviors
- Distinguish at least three outcomes of nursing healthy behaviors
- Appraise evidence-based interventions for workplace wellness and identify current trends and innovations among programs targeted at workplace wellness
- Identify tools and strategies to help nurses infuse innovative wellness programs into their workplace
LaSandra Brown BSN, MBA, RN, CNOR has over 16 years of professional nursing experience including clinical practice, education and leadership. LaSandra is the Program Director of Nursing Education providing leadership in the Center for Professional Excellence within Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center. LaSandra has received many honors and awards for her nursing and leadership excellence, has presented nationally on topics related to clinical excellence, and also holds certification and membership from the Association of Perioperative Nurses. In addition, LaSandra's health journey, and stories from her fellow colleagues at Houston Methodist Hospital, will be featured in an upcoming edition of Dr. Oz's The Good Life magazine!
La Donna Christy MSN, RN, CCRN has over 11 year's professional nursing experience including clinical practice and leadership at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center. In her role as nurse education specialist within the Critical Care and Step-Down units, La Donna acts as a leader and expert resource for staff nurses. In addition, La Donna has received institutional and national recognition for demonstrated excellence in clinical improvement and innovation programs. La Donna is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and holds CCRN certification.