Education and Consultative Services (formerly OERP) of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital) Microsoft Teams Learning Series: Stress Management in a Time of COVID-19 9.29.20
Everyone has experienced stress at one time or another. For some people, the stress they experience
can become chronic and lead to a more serious health condition. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,
we are seeing a significant increase in the average reported stress level for U.S. adults, and this stress
is manifesting in many different areas of life. This presentation will examine what stress is and why
unmanaged stress is a major threat to overall health. We will explore specific sources of pandemic-
related stress and how these sources of stress are impacting different communities. We will
demonstrate the use of quick coping techniques that can be done anywhere, require no special
preparation or equipment, and rapidly decrease the amount of stress hormones in the blood. Lastly,
we will review several programs available to UPMC Health Plan members including Less Stress, the
Stress Management health coaching program.
All medical professionals, behavioral health professionals, school personnel, community members, researchers.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Define stress and recognize the impact of chronic stress on human functioning.
2. Recognize the impact that COVID-19 has had on the average American’s stress level and how
participants can manage patient stress while managing their own.
3. Utilize demonstrated quick coping techniques to mitigate the effects of stress on the body and mind
Gianna K. Carlotti, MS, NBC-HWC, Senior Health Coach Specialist, UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, PA
Donald J. Maser, LPC, Lifestyle Health Coach, UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, PA
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Attendance