Register by March 22 for Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Presentation

March 6 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -Nurses, healthcare providers and emergency services workers will learn crisis intervention techniques to help their colleagues and others following a traumatic event during a conference March 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education.

"Care for the Caregivers: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing," will offer sessions and demonstrations in debriefing and defusing and the use of debriefing teams in hospitals, schools and the community.

Sessions will be presented by Carolyn Burns, an assistant professor of nursing at Indiana State University. She has spent nearly 20 years responding to traumatic events such as Hurricane Andrew, the Oklahoma City bombing, TWA Flight 800, September 11, 2001 and most recently the Comair crash in Lexington, Ky.

She has authored articles on the effect of traumatic events on nurses and airline personnel and has presented at national and international conferences. She currently serves as a crisis consultant to schools, businesses and the Airline Pilots Association.

The program is open to Wabash Valley nurses, emergency services and disaster workers, safety, military and school system personnel, psychologists, social workers and counselors. Space is limited to the first 150 registrants. Deadline to register is March 22. Continuing Education credits will be awarded upon completion of the program and written evaluation.

Cost to attend the program is $80, $65 for Sigma Theta Tau members or $15 for students. The program is sponsored by the Indiana State University College of Nursing, ISU Continuing Nursing Education Program and Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Sigma chapter.

For more information on this program, go to http://www.indstate.edu/nurs/pdfs/caregiver-march-2007-flier.pdf or contact Leslie Krockenberger at lkrockenber@isugw.indstate.edu .

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Contact: Leslie Krockenberger, ISU College of Nursing, (812) 237-3696 or lkrockenber@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Nurses, healthcare providers and emergency services workers will learn crisis intervention techniques to help their colleagues and others following a traumatic event during a conference March 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education.

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