Training

Specific Topic Subjects: Staff Burnout

Be prepared to be excited, and feel empowered to become an effective change agent or “Dragon Slayer” in your facility.

Understanding the Beast
  • P.O.’d, B.O.’d and O.D.’d
  • The pressures on the industry
  • The new clientele and their family
  • The Underwear Phenomenon
  • The power of negative staff and ineffective managers
Becoming The Dragon Slayer
  • Strengthening staff/manager and departmental relationships
  • Effective problem solving and communications strategies
  • Effectively doing more with less
  • Becoming the “Dragon Slayer” or change agent

Target:
Front-line Staff, Registered Staff, Managers

Schedule:
1 1/2 hours, 3 hours, Full-day

Extras:
Handouts, Posters
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Examine the pressures placed on the community worker with the older client and their family. Looking at what is happening and what is needed to do the job effectively.

The Role
  • Limits of working in a person’s home
  • changing responsibilities
The Client
  • Responses to disability
  • Meaning and effect of grieving
The Family
  • Roadblocks to logic
  • Rationale of blaming others
What is needed:
  • With the family:
    • Enhancing communication pattern
    • Art of predicting
  • With the client:
    • Dealing with grief
    • Directing towards independence
    • For self:
      • Ways to detach
      • Blowing your own horn

Target:
Front-line Staff, Registered Staff

Schedule:
Full-day

Extras:
Handouts, Posters
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Sacrifice, fatigue and endless hours define just another day in healthcare. Explore influences that motivate, focus and refresh!

  • Explore why caregivers give to others beyond their personal wellness
  • Explore/reexamine your list of “Have To’s” – those tasks and commitments that you feel “obliged” to do although they challenge healthy balance
  • Examine where you fit on the team.
  • Stay one step ahead of unhealthy attitudes – yours, clients and coworkers
  • Create daily opportunities for wellness, laughter and spontaneity
  • Develop your ability to experience the “gift of giving” through all the red tape

Target:
Front-line Staff, Registered Staff, Management

Schedule:
1 1/2 hour, 3 hour, Full-Day

Extras:
Handouts, Posters
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Facing the challenges of dealing with constant demands, changing situations, job pressures and then the reality of a client’s death.

  • Identify sources of stress and their impact
  • Examine myths that have developed around death
  • Recognize the fears associated with death
  • Review the death sequence
  • Identify different personalities and how they respond to death
  • Develop supports for family and staff
  • Utilize strategies for self-help and recovery

Target:
Front-Line Staff, Registered Staff, Managers

Schedule:
1 hour, 1.5 hours, 3 hour (repeated multiple times throughout the day)

Extras:
Handouts, Posters
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Learn to laugh your stress away! Experience laughter’s impact physically as it reduces stress, releases endorphins, and lowers blood pressure.

  • What is value-based laughter?
  • Learn facts about laughter
  • Learn to laugh and reduce your personal stress
  • Explore the benefits of laughter
  • Participate in laughter exercises
  • Change the way that you look at life!

Target:
Front-line Staff, Registered Staff, Management

Schedule:
1/2 hour, 3 hour

Extras:
Handouts, Posters

Note: This workshop is provided by Patricia Butcher.

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A reminder why we choose our career paths and how to live a vocation. This workshop inspires and re-energizes participants.

  • Walk in your Mission
  • Balance your Mission focus with your life
  • Learn time management coping strategies
  • Explore a variety of employee personalities
  • Learn proactive steps for moving forward
  • Remember why you continue to give the “Gift of Giving”!

Target:
Front-Line Staff, Registered Staff, Managers

Schedule:
1.5 hours, 3 hour (repeated multiple times throughout the day)

Extras:
Handouts, Posters
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Affirming nurses and teaching them to apply compassion, empathy, and forgiveness to themselves so they may recover from emotional stress.

Reduce the impact of repetitive exposure to daily trauma and unpredictable client outcome associated with nursing, stressors that result in career burnout, elevated sick time, high staff turnover, fractured teamwork, and low energy.
  • Identify sources and damage of stress in the workplace
  • Define critical incident stress
  • Discuss stress management in the health care sector
  • Develop debriefing techniques
  • Utilize strategies for self-care and recovery
  • Relevant self awareness exercises
  • Feel refreshed and empowered to return to the workplace

Target:
Front-line Staff, Registered Staff, Management

Schedule:
3 hour, Full-Day

Extras:
Handouts, Posters
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If you need to be re-energized, to regain the spark that brought you into healthcare… this workshop is a perfect cure for what ails you!

  • Understanding how Nurturers “tick”
  • Recognizing exhaustion, the system, and client demands
  • Exploring how professional and personal lives intertwine
  • Dealing with the “bitching” syndrome
  • Defining relationship and how we get hooked
  • Knowing what is needed
  • Taking control – the skills, the choices, and the results

Target:
Front-line Staff, Registered Staff, Management

Schedule:
3 hour, Full-Day

Extras:
Handouts, Posters

Note: This workshop may be provided twice in a training day, allowing a group of staff to attend the morning session and then a second group to attend an afternoon one. It may be adapted to address the issues faced by service providers working in their clients’ homes or running community support programs.

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