Balancing Your Mental Health in a Pandemic: Mitigating Health Professional Burnout as a Stress Injury

This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, MD, EMS, APP) provides a review of mental health distress and burnout.  Participants will learn about the stress continuum and positive self-care strategies. The course provides a practical approach for developing an individualized resiliency plan.

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Physicians, EMS

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to the stress continuum, mental health distress/burnout and self-care strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify signs and symptoms of mental health distress and burnout
  • Discuss the Stress Continuum as a self-awareness tool to mitigate impact of stress and burnout
  • Describe positive self-care strategies and importance of "charging your battery"
  • Describe when and how to seek help or suggest help to others
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Faculty Presenter:
Mandy Doria, MS, LPC, NCC, RYT-200
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Student & Resident Mental Health Triage Counselor & Wellness/Outreach Coordinator
Education Director, Past the Pandemic
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Peer Reviewer:
Leslie Choi, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Co-Director, Past the Pandemic
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate
Complete this course and the evaluation. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.