Burnout in the Workplace: Putting the Me Back in TiMe

Recorded On: 11/03/2018

Nursing burnout is defined as physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Over time, it can lead to dulled emotions and disengagement from family, friends, coworkers, and patients. The National Institutes of Health has found that hospitals with a high rate of employee burnout tend to have lower patient satisfaction rates. Burnout also has been linked to increased infection rates. The combination of long shifts, stressful situations, dealing with sickness and death, and putting others first are likely causes of nursing burnout. Why does this happen and how can we fix it? This session will discuss the causes of burnout and how we can stay grounded by taking time for ourselves.

Learning Outcomes 

After the session, attendees will be able to apply the techniques described in this session to daily practice and to describe techniques to prevent burnout.

​Diane Frndak, PHD, MBA, CAPP

Robert Morris University

Diane C. Frndak, PHD, MBA, CAPP, is an assistant professor in the Robert Morris University's health service administration program in its School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has worked in health care administration, with a focus on organizational excellence, patient safety, and quality. She is especially passionate about helping individuals thrive, in particular health care workers.

Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose

CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                        
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.                                                                  
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS National Academy 2018 in Washington, DC are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Contact Hours: 1       
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                           
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS National Academy 2018 in Washington, DC are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: November 3, 2021

INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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