There’s a relatively new concept in the healthcare industry that many of its professionals are facing and might not even realize it. The ‘Second Victim’ phenomenon hasn’t always been well-known but more and more people are acknowledging this silent epidemic that frontline workers like CRNAs are dealing with every day. Robyn Finney, APRN, CRNA, DNAP has created a peer support program called HELP – Healing Emotional Lives of Peers – that is working diligently to improve the lives of anesthesia providers, and she joins the show today to help us better understand this phenomenon and how it’s affecting our industry.
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What we discuss on this episode:
3:14 – Background on Robyn
4:10 – Why this topic is important
6:34 – What is the third victim?
8:45 – Symptoms
11:09 – Stigmas
18:11 – Events that cause this
22:36 – Second Victim Peer Support Program
25:36 – Institutional support
29:31 – What kind of support is beneficial?
32:12 – More resources
36:25 – Challenges she faced
41:03 – Training she’s doing
46:17 – How will this play out with COVID
50:58 – Final thoughts