Resources for Healthcare Workers

COVID-19


In fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline healthcare workers—medical and hospital staff—and emergency responders are working beyond the call of duty to care for the ill and protect the health of others, while still trying to care for their families. The Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at the Uniformed Services University initially created the resources below for Military Service Members, but we hope they can now address this new demand. We salute your dedication and courage, and we hope these resources help you navigate through the challenges while you serve on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.

Sleep

Sleep is a scarce commodity for those working around the clock to remedy a crisis. These tips can help you to get the best rest when you can sleep and provide options to recover your energy when you can’t, so you can deploy when you’re needed most.

Nutrition

Fueling properly can be a challenge, especially now, but these tips can help you make better decisions about your current nutrition needs, so you can bring your best self to the fight.

Dietary Supplements

Physical Activity

Physical fitness might end up on the back burner when you’re overworked and stressed out. When you can, being active for 15–20 minutes at a time can help maintain your resilience and make it easier to cope with high work and stress loads.

Stress Management and Resilience

With rapidly changing and volatile circumstances, persistent stress and anxiety, and depleted reserves, the psychological toll of COVID-19 on healthcare workers is far-reaching. These stress-management resources might help bolster your psychological health and resilience through this crisis.

Family Relationships

For frontline workers, managing family dynamics can be extra challenging. Learn how to maintain strong connections with those you care about the most.

Spiritual Fitness

Spiritual fitness can help you reflect on how to maintain and apply your core beliefs, values, and spiritual practices to help you navigate the current challenges facing healthcare workers.

 

Visit HPRC's "HOPE for Those on the COVID-19 Frontline" section for resources useful to everyone coping with the current situation.

A printable version of this infosheet is available here.


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