2022 Stronger - P130 - First Call: A Comprehensive Employee Wellness and Outreach Program - On Demand
The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted not only the state of health care, but also our understanding of what is necessary to maintain the mental health and well-being of those providing the most critical services to Colorado communities and beyond. Like so many health systems, UCHealth faced a daunting challenge — not only to provide medical care in novel ways, but also to ensure the well-being of the workforce providing those services. We created First Call to reduce the burdens of health care workers, providing them with support, counseling, therapy and resiliency training 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — with no cost to the employee. The program continues to be extremely successful and serves as a resource to all who participate in the care of our patients, and is expected to be a continued resource into the foreseeable future. With the addition of focused group therapy options, the program continues to adapt and evolve to the current needs of the diverse workforce.
- Healthcare Executives
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Identify the core mental health concerns faced by the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outline the essential components necessary to plan and implement an effective employee wellness and outreach program.
Justin Ross, PsyD, Director of Workplace Wellbeing Program, UCHealth, Aurora, CO
Adeel A. Faruki, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Kathy Deanda, RN, MSN, Senior Director Virtual Health and Neurosciences, UCHealth, Aurora, CO
Elicia Bunch, LCP, Vice President of Behavioral Health, UCHealth, Aurora, CO
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
By attending the 2022 Connections Summit offered by Vizient, Inc. participants may earn up to 0.50 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.
Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education hours should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. Participants are responsible for maintaining a record of their ACHE Qualified Education hours. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 ACHE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 General CEU – Attendance