Nurse Talk With Emilio Vigil
In this episode, we have a special guest, he’s an ER nurse in the bay area, and has been in healthcare for 16 years. He is passionate about having conversations that elevate anyone who aspires to contribute to healing environments please welcome Emilio Vigil.
We’d like to thank Emilio Vigil for his participation and time. We had a great time talking to Emilio. Below are some of the topics and questions that were debated and discussed.
How’s working in the ER?
How do you deal with stress and anxiety in the ER?
ICU VS ER debate?
What does it take to create good working teams?
Can you please share your meditative practices?
Burnout versus PTSD?
What is PTSD? According to the DSM-5, the reference for psychiatric diagnoses, PTSD can stem from experiencing trauma firsthand as well as from witnessing a traumatic event, learning it happened to a loved one, and from repeatedly hearing details about one. Traumatic events typically involve death, sexual violence, or other injuries.
PTSD manifests in several ways, including unwanted memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and extreme stress when reminded of the triggering event.
What is burnout? Burnout is categorized as physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. While stress is defined by over-engagement, burnout is defined by disengagement. Burnout can lead to dulled emotions and detachment. It undermines motivation, leaving a sense of hopelessness. For those experiencing burnout, every day is a bad day.
Burnout manifests by 5 signs; irritability, frequent call-ins, intolerance to change, exhaustion, and a checked out mentally.
A study in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation recently found that up to 48% of nurses in a critical care unit meet the criteria for PTSD.
How about Secondary traumatic stress (STS) also known as compassion fatigue. Do we need better terminology in nursing to bring awareness to these things happening to us?
Perspective, Veterans of World War I who had PTSD were labeled as malingerers and shamed into believing they didn’t have what it took. Early on, it was diagnosed as a “soldier’s heart” but was later changed to “battle fatigue” and “shell shock.” Eventually, the accepted terminology became post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
Where can you find Emilio? Instagram Mursy_
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