Psychological Trauma in the Clinical Setting: Prevention and Support
Attendees will discuss the experiences of undergraduate student nurses who have witnessed critical patient events in the clinical setting. Critical events include events such as patient death, trauma, emergency care, traumatic delivery, emergency surgery, etc. The presenter will describe student accounts of preparation and support, student psychological trauma prevention, and the process of psychological recovery. Suggestions for preparing students to witness such events, and methods for supporting students before, during, and after critical events will be discussed.