Second victim situations continue throughout healthcare, including perinatal nursing. The presenter will discuss the mental and physical effects that a perinatal nurse (or perinatal healthcare worker) may experience after an adverse or unexpected event occurs during the care of her/his patient. Discussion will include recognition of these effects, coping mechanisms and wellness techniques for the second victim, as well as methods that peers, the healthcare team, and healthcare organizations can use to support those who become second victims of an adverse event.
- Evaluate at least five risk factors for experiencing negative after-effects of an adverse event in the perinatal setting.
- Differentiate coping and wellness techniques following an adverse event in the perinatal setting.
Tiffany McElvy, MSN, RN, CPPS
Memorial Medical Center/Sutter Healthcare; Director of Maternal Child Health
Nursing Contact Hours:
0.75 nursing contact hours (available through February 17, 2025)
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