COVID-19 and PTSD in Frontline Nurses

Lisa Draze, DNP, FNP-BC, APNP, CDP, CIMHP

Disclosures

Am Nurs Journal. 2022;17(10) 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction

Introduction

Learn to identify and manage this condition in yourself and your colleagues.

For almost 3 years, nurses have been serving on the frontlines of the pandemic, which increases their risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals with PTSD experience various symptoms, including anxiety, depressed mood, sleep disturbances, chronic pain, avoidance, and memory loss. The most effective treatment involves medication combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Self-care strategies, such as exercise and meditation, can aid resilience and healthy coping.

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