Advisor(s)

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Long work hours, short staffing, and highly emotional work environments contribute to chronic fatigue and burnout in healthcare workers. Healthcare employees have little to no time or access to resources or education on how to cope with perceived levels of stress. This leads to difficulty maintaining productivity and enthusiasm in their employment, less likelihood for retention of employees, and negative health outcomes for patients.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of education on the use of stress management techniques on healthcare staffs’ perceived levels of stress.

Methods: This project was a quantitative study with a pre-survey, educational intervention, and post-survey. Study participants included healthcare staff within the ICU setting. Participation was voluntary and the only exclusion was that participants needed to be 18 years of age or older.

Findings: Pertinent findings within this study showed that healthcare employees experienced some level of perceived stress within their job. Through educational intervention on stress management, healthcare employees were able to increase their knowledge on stress levels and coping strategies.

Conclusion: By considering the health and well-being of healthcare staff and providing stress coping techniques, this project provided positive implications for patients, staff and employers.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

The Effects of Stress Management Education on Healthcare Staffs' Perceived Levels of Stress

Problem: Long work hours, short staffing, and highly emotional work environments contribute to chronic fatigue and burnout in healthcare workers. Healthcare employees have little to no time or access to resources or education on how to cope with perceived levels of stress. This leads to difficulty maintaining productivity and enthusiasm in their employment, less likelihood for retention of employees, and negative health outcomes for patients.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of education on the use of stress management techniques on healthcare staffs’ perceived levels of stress.

Methods: This project was a quantitative study with a pre-survey, educational intervention, and post-survey. Study participants included healthcare staff within the ICU setting. Participation was voluntary and the only exclusion was that participants needed to be 18 years of age or older.

Findings: Pertinent findings within this study showed that healthcare employees experienced some level of perceived stress within their job. Through educational intervention on stress management, healthcare employees were able to increase their knowledge on stress levels and coping strategies.

Conclusion: By considering the health and well-being of healthcare staff and providing stress coping techniques, this project provided positive implications for patients, staff and employers.