Critical incident stress management is a ‘process’ of support offered to direct and indirect care providers. The type of support provided will depend on the incident and the needs of those involved. In the immediate aftermath of a critical or adverse event, front line leaders are in a position to start the CISM process by ‘checking in’ with providers.
We have asked Melanie Johannson and Cristina Ciccone from Employee Wellness/EFAP to provide some training around checking in with staff after a critical incident has occurred. Melanie is the Critical Incident Lead/Therapist for VCH Employee Wellness/EFAP and has 30 years of clinical experience with a trauma specialty. Cristina Ciccone is also a 30 year veteran of the clinical field and has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. She now focuses much of her clinical work on CISM services and training. Both Melanie and Cristina are passionate about supporting staff after a critical incident has occurred in the workplace. They believe this kind of support facilitates recovery and resiliency for staff in their effort to continue the work of taking care of others. Please join us in the training to discuss Critical Incident Stress, learn about the best ways to check in with staff including why this is important, and do some practice in a relaxed and supportive environment. We hope to see you there. Seating is limited.