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Psychological PPE to Support DSP’s

A woman wearing a face mask looking out a window. Photo by Pexels User EVG Culture. Photo used couresty of Pexels.com.As COVID-19 continues to create increased risk for staff burnout and other psychological concerns, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement had released some new resources on ways to support staff during extreme working conditions.  These interventions are being called Psychological PPE.  Psychological PPE are individual and system-level actions owned by unit and team leaders that provide protection and support for staff’s mental health that can be deployed both before providing care and after a shift has ended.

For more information and links to resources, check out the article Why Is “Psychological PPE” Important for the Health Care Workforce?

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