Bash The Burnout is an online continuing education class for healthcare professionals. This course is produced by Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L of Joy Energy Time. As a bonus, the course is currently accredited for 7 hours of CEUs for Occupational Therapists in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming. However, the course is valuable and relevant to all healthcare practitioners in all states. As I am an affiliate for the course, you can save $10 on a purchase when you use code JULIA10.
Burnout In Healthcare Is Real And It’s Here
Burnout is real. Especially in healthcare. You may be burned out as you are reading this. Or, you may be struggling to make it through the day and not even realize that you are burned out. Burnout is a syndrome that can drain you emotionally and physically. Burnout not only affects the individual who is burned out but the people who come in contact with that person. Your burnout may affect your patients, coworkers, and family members.
Many clinicians turn to travel therapy or travel nursing jobs to rejuvenate a sense of burn out. Or, to search for a better, more manageable career path. The truth is that travel can’t solve your problems. If you are feeling burned out at your permanent job, it’s only a matter of time before you may feel burned out at a new job, or from the stressors of the travel lifestyle.
How To Handle Burnout
Tackling burnout actually has much to do with changing the intrinsic factors in yourself, versus the extrinsic ones, like your job and location. By focusing on yourself and changing the way that you communicate, handle nutrition, and interact with situations, you can make a positive change in your life to avoid burnout.
As caregivers, our focus is on the patients that we take care of. How often do we really stop to take care of ourselves? With this continuing education class on bashing burnout, we can take a minute to address us. As caregivers, we can learn about burnout and what we can do to prevent it. By taking the time to take care of ourselves, we can better take care of our patients.
Burnout And Nutrition
In Bash The Burnout, there are several modules on nutrition. Registered dietician, Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RDN teaches the classess on nutrition. The modules on nutrition were the more empowering ones in the course for me. They really emphasized how we can control our bodies through nutrition. The modules on nutrition provide tips and ideas for how to change your diet to have your food work for you.
If you’ve followed my personal story closely, you have probably heard me talk about the generalized fatigue and neurological systems (double vision, weakness, migraines) that I dealt with in my early and mid-twenties. These issues impacted my work and made it challenging to make it through a day without feeling like I was going to pass out or be sick. I felt physically and emotionally drained and could not make it through days of work. Changing my diet eliminated these problems. By eliminating processed foods and many simple carbohydrates from my diet, I changed my outlook on work and life.
Bash The Burnout
If you think that burnout is affecting your health, wellbeing, and maybe your patient’s safety and satisfaction, don’t wait to make a change! For more details on the Bash The Burnout course, check out the page here: Bash The Burnout. If you purchase, don’t forget to use code JULIA10 to save $10 off of the course.