2018 PDC Summit

1962 - Cracking the Code: Deciphering Workplace Stress for RNs

Mar 28, 2018 10:50am ‐ Mar 28, 2018 11:50am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


This session will demonstrate an occupational stress risk assessment identifying nursing stress risk factors, as well as the relationships between stress and health-promoting behaviors. Nurses are exposed to seven common stress factors including workload, death and dying, inadequate preparation for the role, lack of staff support, uncertainty concerning treatment, communication with physicians, and communication with nurses. This study will report findings on the relationship between nursing stress and RNs’ health and wellness, as well as its effect on patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges and risk factors for workplace stress in nurses, stress’s effect on patient care, and cyclical impacts to nursing shortages.
  • Describe and assess the process of an occupational stress risk assessment and how to objectively measure it within any healthcare organization.
  • List a ranking of nursing stress risk factors and differences by gender, ethnicity, and race.
  • Describe and report outcomes concerning health-promoting behaviors and perceived nature contact in nursing personnel to reduce occupational stress.



Credits: None available.

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Richard Whitaker
3/29/18 12:56 pm

Excellent class. In the future hopefully research like this can be can applied to department specific issues for care givers.