Adverse Medical Events/Critical Incidents - How to Cope

Have you been involved in an adverse medical event?

 
A Perioperative death or catastrophe can be devastating for the nurse anesthetist or student nurse anesthetist. The first step is awareness of the impact a critical incident or adverse event can have on your well-being and to understand the typical emotional and physical responses:

Health professionals recommend seeking emotional support, such as peer support, self-help groups, or professional counseling. Does your workplace have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)? If not, talk to your personal healthcare provider for recommendations on counseling and support and see the following resources. 

​ You are not alone - for assistance contact
AANA Professional Practice Division
(847) 655-8870
Comments, concerns, or recommendations can be emailed to wellness@aana.com
 

AANA Resources

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Additional Resources

 
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