COVID-19 & pediatric mental health: A provider update Public Deposited

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving health crisis that has greatly impact the ability of healthcare workers to meet the needs of patients. It exacerbated existing mental health challenges and created new ones for children & their families, particularly those who have been systemically underserved. This epidemic also contributed to healthcare worker burnout. Providing support, information, and resources to healthcare providers can potentially help improve service delivery and mental health outcomes. Aim: The aim of this project is to increase provider knowledge of the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric mental health and to increase awareness of and comfort level with approaches and interventions that may help to mitigate negative sequalae in pediatric patients. Methods: An online learning module was used to achieve these aims. Results: Pre-test to post-test survey results confirmed that provider knowledge on the topic of pediatric mental health during the pandemic was improved. Conclusion: Rapid development of educational material and dissemination of resources is an effective way to increase provider knowledge and comfort in an evolving situation such as a pandemic.

  • Remhof.Vanessa.2022.pdf
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  • 2022
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