Course Open: January 5, 2020- January 29, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday January 12 and 19, 2022 9:30-11:00pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 3
RACE Category: 3 hours Non-Medical
Stress affects us all and often seems unavoidable in our caring, service profession. The demands of work combined with our personal lives can feel overwhelming. This course will help participants learn techniques to recognize and manage pressures and stress. This course will also explore compassion fatigue and burnout.
- Understand the dangers of remaining in a constant state of stress.
- Learn about compassion fatigue and signs of burnout.
- Know how to reduce compassion fatigue.
- Identify sources of stress.
- Explore stress management techniques.
- Consider silver linings, writing, intention and circles of influence.
- Understand coping strategies.
- Learn how time management can help minimize stress.
- Learn about perspective and how it affects stress levels.
- Consider and explore resilience.
This program has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.(20-861175)
This course has been approved for continual education units toward CVPM requirements through VHMA (19-83).
Week 1 (Real Time Session January 12): Recognizing Stress
In this session we will discuss the dangers of remaining in a constant state of stress. We will learn about compassion fatigue and signs of burnout and how to reduce compassion fatigue. We will identify sources of stress and explore stress management techniques.
Week 2 (Real Time Session January 19):
Managing and Preventing Stress
In the second session we will continue to explore stress management techniques. We will discuss silver linings, writing, intention and circles of influence and learn to understand coping strategies. We will explain how time management can help minimize stress, and learn about perspective and how it affects stress levels. Finally, we will consider and explore resilience.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
Tuition: $66 ($59 early bird special if enrolled by December 22, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email VSPNCE. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VSPN CE Coordinator VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357