In this issue: International Kindness with Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Work/Life Connections - EAP, Care Gap Alerts: Blood Donation with Jennifer Andrews, MD, MSC, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbology, and Immunology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director of Blood Bank, Think Before You Drink with Ted Rice, LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Occupational Safety: Got Blood? Choose to Change a Life with Lori Brister, APRN, FNP-C, Get On Your Game (Plan)! with Health Plus
In this issue: Go for the Gold with Health Plus, Care Gap Alerts: Palliative Care with Andrew Wooldridge, MD, Dealing with Grief and Loss with Ted Rice, LPC-MHSP, CEAP, Occupational Safety: Antibiotic Resistance - You Can Stop the Spread with Michael Chin, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of Occupational Health, Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES
The destruction of the December storms and tornados is heartbreaking. There is a feeling of being totally overwhelmed, hopelessness and helplessness. Jim Kendall, LCSW, of Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP gives an assessment of how to recognize symptoms of extreme stress, and how to help those affected by the recent tornadoes.
Enjoy this easy and delicious breakfast recipe.
Watch the 2021 Game Plan for Your Health video, Making Our Comeback with Compassion
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our healthcare teams have done an awesome job in spite of the uncertainty, danger to their safety, fatigue, and the trauma to their psychological well-being. This article contains some suggestions that our healthcare members recommended for self-care during the first wave of this pandemic.
It would be great if everyone was born with a full repertoire of traits and skills for resilience. Since we are not, it is reassuring to know that with practice and training we can learn the behaviors, attitudes and skills necessary to increase our ability to spring back from challenges. There are four skill sets that are particularity helpful in developing resilience:
Tap into resources to help you in your roles outside of work.
Learn ways to take care of yourself and the people you love.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to helping you get the care you need as quickly and conveniently and as affordably as possible. Rather than pay a higher copay for an emergency room visit, employees can take advantage of these cost- and time-saving health care options.