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Critical Incident Stress Management

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When a nurse encounters a critical incident, this can impact their emotional health and even lead to further physical problems. A critical incident is described as an event that is sudden, overwhelming and threatening and encompasses events such as assaults, threats, death and severe injury.

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A nurse's wellbeing is critical to being able to perform their job effectively and provide excellent care. When a nurse encounters an adverse event or critical incident, this can impact their emotional health and even lead to further physical problems. A term to describe these encounters and reactions is critical incident stress (CIS). A critical incident is described as an event that is sudden, overwhelming and threatening and encompasses events such as assaults, threats, death and severe injury.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Informative message.
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Julie Booth
15 Jul 2022
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Informative and relevant to the ED environment.
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Lynn Hancock
25 Nov 2020
great article with good resources
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Karen Innes
28 Dec 2020
A subject that is gaining in relevance with the increased complexity of our clients. Short, interesting and gives some great advice and tools.
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Pamela Boyd
22 Nov 2020
Well done, thank you. We have all suffered a critical stressful incident, it is very important to defuse and debrief the situation, support each other and move forward from blame to learning and so move forward to Best practice.
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Leanne Benson
29 Nov 2020
Good read
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Lynette wright
15 Jul 2022
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Very informative
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Mary Fowler
18 Nov 2020
Need more like this
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Berni Moore-Gallagher
15 Jul 2022
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Very concise and understandable and explains the difference between the three methods of debunking stress quiet well
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20 Mar 2021
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