Given the integral relationship between work-related stress, job dissatisfaction, burnout, and patient care, properly addressing nursing burnout is essential. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information to identify burnout and with effective strategies to manage work-related stress and prevent burnout. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Define burnout and its relationship to job dissatisfaction and stress.
2. Identify the work environment and personal risk factors for burnout.
3. Recognize the most common physical, psychologic, and interpersonal/social signs and symptoms of stress and burnout.
4. Describe tools to measure burnout.
5. Discuss the prevalence of burnout among nurses.
6. Explain the primary sources of work- related stress, job dissatisfaction, and burnout among nurses.
7. Describe the personal and professional consequences of nursing burnout and the nursing shortage.
8. Implement personal strategies to manage stress and prevent burnout.
9. Identify strategies that institutions/ organizations should implement to help prevent job dissatisfaction and burnout.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.