A Powerful Toolkit to Guard Against Burnout, Build Resilience, and Sustain Compassion

Online Course. Browser-based. 
Accessible to anyone with a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

 

Instructor's Materials

Instructor’s Materials
for Leading the Program In Person

Oxygen for Caregivers On-Line is a personalized, immersive multimedia experience. Truly a breath of fresh air. Not only in in the myths it dispels, and the antidotes to burnout it gives, but also in the beauty of its production that makes it a pleasure to learn. It is as much an adventure as a course, and a radical innovation in stress reduction—it reduces your stress as you learn.

Oxygen for Caregivers is both evidence-based, and a distillation of grassroots wisdom gained through the long careers of experienced caregivers. What you will get out of it is a vitally new perspective on how to approach the challenges of burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress, vicarious trauma, and even primary trauma.

You will see practical examples of how others cope with these hazards. You will learn about the root causes of stress and how to defuse them. Plus, you will have the opportunity to review three core elements of resilience you can build into your life proactively.

You end up with a practical, doable plan that’s customized to fit and enrich your unique life.

Evidence-based: practical, easy-to-understand applications of the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience.
Tools to strengthen the five factors of posttraumatic growth active in people who flourish despite adversity—the ultimate foundations of well-being and resilience.
Long enough to gain the traction needed to build new habits that improve your well-being. In steps short enough to fit into the busiest schedule.
No scheduling required. You do it at your own pace.
8 hours of continuing education credits, in 20-minute sessions made of 5-minute steps.
No new hardware or software needed.
High production value makes it a pleasure to learn.
Personally meaningful, memorable and inspiring.
Customized to meet your own needs and goals.
Participate in a community of fellow professionals who learn, not only from the course material, but also from one another.

What People Say about Oxygen for Caregivers:

“I work with the military, first responders around world, the wilderness medicine community, and emergency physicians and residents at Stanford Hospital. This is a wonderful resource to share with my emergency medicine faculty and residents. Please keep up the good work. It is fascinating and much needed.”

PAUL S. AUERBACH, MD
EMERGENCY MEDICINE
STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“Working in hospitals for the past 25 years, I see on a daily basis how caring and compassionate staff feel increasingly depleted due to the various competing demands of their work. Oxygen for Caregivers is like a breath of fresh air. It is a comprehensive program filled with practical strategies and focused activities designed for helpers to reconnect with others and themselves.”

DIANA TIKASZ, MSW
HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER AND COMPASSION FATIGUE SPECIALIST, ONTARIO, CANADA

“These resources are beautifully created and remind us of the importance of self-care. The videos and workbooks provide wonderful tools for all healthcare professionals.”

PAM MALLOY, RN, DIRECTOR
END-OF-LIFE NURSING EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (ELNEC)
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING (AACN)

“Oxygen for Caregivers was a runaway success when it premiered at our Care4You compassion fatigue conference. I am still receiving rave reviews from nurses, social workers, and first responders. It is a highly useful, much needed resource.”

FRANÇOISE MATHIEU, MED
AUTHOR: THE COMPASSION FATIGUE WORKBOOK

“This remarkable program, Oxygen for Caregivers, provides wonderful, unrehearsed insights from our colleagues who have successfully coped with stress for decades. I highly recommend it.”

DAVID CHERNOF, MD
DAVID GEFFEN
UCLA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“This was my first time presenting a session on self-care. The Oxygen for Caregivers video made it so easy to do—it made the topic visible. As a result, my group immediately engaged in a spirited, insightful, and healthy dialogue. It was a refreshing experience for all.”

REBEKAH “BEKA” RIEMER, RN,
INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MEDICAL CTR. TORRANCE

Instructor’s Materials for Leading the Program In Person

Oxygen for Caregivers is a multidisciplinary team-building seminar with three inspiring two-hour sessions that improve morale, performance, and retention. Easy to teach for any instructor, it comes with all the audio-visual and printed materials you need to lead the program and inspire your team.

This program is for everyone on the front lines of health care: nurses, physicians and allied health professionals, including first responders—all who are witness to human suffering on a regular basis. Here is a powerful tool to protect your team from compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. It is a gift you can give to show you’ve got their back.

Your team learns to:
? Build three pillars of resilience.
? Understand the occupational hazards of caregiving and the difference between compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, and vicarious trauma.
? Recognize their own early warning signs of distress and take steps to protect themselves.
? Make self-care choices they can commit to, because they fit with their own lifestyle and goals.
? Support one another in creating and sustaining a wellness plan for lifelong well-being.

Oxygen for Caregivers includes:
? 35-minute documentary-style video.
? 76-page Workbook PDF file with permission to copy.
? 76-page Leader Guide PDF file.
? 5 bonus video clips & 40 Power Point slides.
? Class formats for three inspiring in-service sessions.
• Real-World Self-Care
• Where Wellness Begins
• The Journey into Wholeness
? 3 hours of continuing education (California BRN# CEP16529).
? Video subtitled in Spanish and English.

What People Say about Oxygen for Caregivers:

“I work with the military, first responders around world, the wilderness medicine community, and emergency physicians and residents at Stanford Hospital. This is a wonderful resource to share with my emergency medicine faculty and residents. Please keep up the good work. It is fascinating and much needed.”

PAUL S. AUERBACH, MD
EMERGENCY MEDICINE
STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“Working in hospitals for the past 25 years, I see on a daily basis how caring and compassionate staff feel increasingly depleted due to the various competing demands of their work. Oxygen for Caregivers is like a breath of fresh air. It is a comprehensive program filled with practical strategies and focused activities designed for helpers to reconnect with others and themselves.”

DIANA TIKASZ, MSW
HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER AND COMPASSION FATIGUE SPECIALIST, ONTARIO, CANADA

“These resources are beautifully created and remind us of the importance of self-care. The videos and workbooks provide wonderful tools for all healthcare professionals.”

PAM MALLOY, RN, DIRECTOR
END-OF-LIFE NURSING EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (ELNEC)
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING (AACN)

“Oxygen for Caregivers was a runaway success when it premiered at our Care4You compassion fatigue conference. I am still receiving rave reviews from nurses, social workers, and first responders. It is a highly useful, much needed resource.”

FRANÇOISE MATHIEU, MED
AUTHOR: THE COMPASSION FATIGUE WORKBOOK

“This remarkable program, Oxygen for Caregivers, provides wonderful, unrehearsed insights from our colleagues who have successfully coped with stress for decades. I highly recommend it.”

DAVID CHERNOF, MD
DAVID GEFFEN
UCLA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

“This was my first time presenting a session on self-care. The Oxygen for Caregivers video made it so easy to do—it made the topic visible. As a result, my group immediately engaged in a spirited, insightful, and healthy dialogue. It was a refreshing experience for all.”

REBEKAH “BEKA” RIEMER, RN,
INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MEDICAL CTR. TORRANCE