Leading During a Crisis: What nurse leaders need to know
Recorded On: 04/27/2020
At this point, you’ve heard it countless times: the COVID-19 crisis is, in a word, unprecedented. For nurse leaders, even on a good day, feeling a sense of control over the future or even today can be an elusive goal. You’re being forced to make decisions quickly as you receive new information to support your team, your patients, families and the community.
During this time of uncertainty, it’s natural to experience anxiety and fear as a leader. But it also provides opportunities for leaders to demonstrate empathy, put people first, and showcase the best parts of themselves. This webinar will focus on how to lead your team during a crisis and what you can do to process some of the acute stress your team is experiencing.
1. List at least two strategies to improving crisis coping mechanism in yourself or your co-workers
2. Discuss two ways to relieve your acute stress during a crisis
Lori Gunther, MS, CPXP, is the CEO and Partner at Synova Associates, LLC. She is a trained professional counselor and has previously worked in the fields of victim services, was national trainer for Victims Assistance, and is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of patient experience, crisis intervention, PTSD, communication skills, and maternal fetal health. She has been a national trainer for over 20 years and has been featured on multiple news outlets including MSNBC. Most recently Lori was the Senior Director of NICU Innovation at the March of Dimes. She led a team that created the My NICU Baby app, spearheaded the development of the March of Dimes Training Institute, and provided the direction and vision for the NICU Family Support Program for the last 10 years. This program served over 100 hospitals nationally, 70,000 NICU families and provided education to 10,000 perinatal and neonatal professionals each year.
Lori Gunther MS CPXP
CEO Synova Associates LLC
Lori Gunther is chief executive officer of Synova Associates and a board member of the Patient Experience Institute and Marine Stewards of America. Lori became a partner at Synova, a company that specializes in nurse leadership, in 2019, bringing 20 years of NICU and Perinatal industry experience to the company. Lori manages corporate direction and strategy at Synova, facilitating company activity in sales, marketing, event execution, and expansion. Since joining Synova, Lori has worked to share its strategy and vision with association partners, sponsors, and executive nurse leaders globally. She was previously the Senior Director of NICU Innovation at the March of Dimes where she directed their professional education portfolio, spearheaded the development of the March of Dimes Training Institute, and provided the strategic vision for the NICU Family Support Program. A trained professional counselor, and is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of patient experience, crisis intervention, PTSD, communication skills, and maternal fetal health. She is recently published in Advances in Neonatal Care on how to improve and implement parent education in NICUs.