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Coping in an Ongoing Pandemic
Release and Expiration Dates
Released: 12/16/2020
Expires: 12/15/2023
Last Reviewed Date
Coping in an Ongoing Pandemic

Coping in an Ongoing Pandemic is a TCAA course created from the 4-part webinar miniseries: COVID, Mental Health and the Holidays. The course explains the real risks of compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary trauma, and offers ways to prevent suicide and cope in healthy ways.

Estimated completion time:
60 minutes
Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:

1. Describe the differences between compassion fatigue and burnout 
2. List methods to cope during a pandemic 
3. Describe what trauma stewardship is 

Faculty Presenters: Dr. Terri deRoon Cassini and Dr. Andrew Schramm

Faculty Bio:

Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini

Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini is an Associate Professor in the Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds appointments in the Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Health and Equity, is a member of the Neuroscience Research Center, and is the Director of the Comprehensive Injury Center. Dr. deRoon-Cassini is the co-Founder and co-director of the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project, a research collaborative to investigate outcomes after trauma.

Clinically Dr. deRoon-Cassini is a Licensed Psychologist and started the Trauma & Health Psychology Service for the level 1 trauma center at Froedtert Hospital. She provides patient care to traumatically injured survivors who have been hospitalized and has an outpatient behavioral health clinic for patients who experience traumatic stress and other outcomes after trauma. She is also a member of the trauma quality of life clinic, which is a multidisciplinary clinic providing integrative care for gunshot wound survivors after discharge.

Dr. Andrew Schramm

Dr. Andrew Schramm is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Division at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical practice serves survivors of traumatic injury and acute illness during hospitalization and on an outpatient basis. Research interests include the identification of sociocultural risk factors for PTSD after injury, interpersonal violence, and suicide prevention. 

Peer Reviewer
Samir Fakhry
Colyn Elizabeth Turnbow
Lipsky, L. V. (2009). Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

Orden, K. W. (2010, July 6). The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Retrieved from US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health:
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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