Wellness Series Module 3 - Stressors Encountered in the Healthcare System and How to Cope More Effectively

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Associate Member (Student) Price: $21.00

Members Price: $35.00

1.0 Class A Credit
Course Expiration Date: 2/22/2021


PLEASE NOTE: The six Wellness Series modules on AANALearn will not be available after 2/22/2021. See www.aana.com/hweducation for information on newer content filmed at the 2019 Art Zwerling Conference offering five educational courses to meet the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA) requirement for Health & Wellness/Substance Use Disorder (SUD) curriculum and continuing education.

Overview of Course:

This course is intended to introduce concepts of healthy coping skills and resiliency strategies to the CRNA and student nurse anesthetists, in order to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy approach to stress reduction can help prevent unhealthy coping behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse. This knowledge may also prevent the occupational risk of deaths, related to substance abuse in both the anesthesia professional and for the patients in their care. The overarching goal is to create a healthier work force, and as a consequence, to optimize patient safety.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the workplace, school and personal pressures of the healthcare and anesthesia environment that threaten provider wellness.
  2. Discuss the relationship between perceived occupational stress and professional satisfaction in the nurse anesthesia community
  3. Compare the sources and levels of stress between nurse anesthesia students, clinicians, educators, and managers.
  4. Describe methods and strategies for reducing stress and developing coping strategies leading to healthcare provider satisfaction.
  5. Discuss maladaptive coping behaviors to include; anger, alcohol and substance misuse, and violence.
  6. Discuss the history of substance misuse in nursing and anesthesia practitioners.
  7. Identify factors that increase the vulnerability of anesthesia providers’ to emotional illness, suicide, and chemical dependency, and the response of the profession to that recognition.
  8. Discuss the relationship between stress, burnout, exhaustion of coping strategies and the risk of chemical dependency.

Accreditation Statement:


The course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1 Class A CE credit; AANA Code number 1035756; Course Expiration Date 02/22/2021.


The AANA is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.