Physician for Physician Peer Support Training 6.7.23
Many physicians experience distress related to adverse events and cumulative work stress, but fear seeking support through traditional mental health services. UPMC Physicians for Physicians provides access to trained peer supporters as an initial point of contact for physicians experiencing distress. Access to peer support can alleviate distress on its own, and peer supporters can connect those in need of additional support to resources at UPMC.
To promote awareness of the second victim phenomenon
To promote the value and availability of peer support for UPMC Physicians
To demonstrate the use of peer support techniques
Physicians for Physicians
June 7, 2023 1-4PM (Join by Teams App or Computer)
1:00 – 1:10 Welcome/Introductions - Pacella, Barbash
1:10 – 1:20 What is the 2nd Victim Phenomenon + Stress Reactions – Amin, Magill
1:20 – 1:30 Peer Support -- Amin
1:30 - 1:40 Mirroring Techniques -- Deans
1:40 – 2:10 SAFER-R model + samples of interventions -- Amin, Magill
2:10 - 2:20: Break (time buffer if needed)
2:20 – 2:40 Practice Scenario- Amin to introduce; all as observers
• Introduce activity + share sample scenario
• Break into small group rooms (groups of 3, matching trainees together and faculty together) for 10 minutes to practice (Partner 1 picks scenario A or B; partner 2 provides support for either A or B; partner 3 is observer)
2:40– 2:50 Debriefing from Scenario- All to assist, remaining in small groups
2:50– 3:00 Practice Scenario- remaining in small groups
• Partner 2 picks scenario C or D; partner 3 provides support for either C or D; partner 1 observes
3:00 – 3:10 Debriefing from Scenario- All to assist, remaining in small groups
3:10 – 3:20 Practice Scenario- remaining in small groups
• Partner 3 picks scenario E or F; partner 1 provides support for either E or F; partner 2 observes
3:20 – 3:30 Debriefing from Scenario- All to assist, remaining in small groups
3:30 - 3:50 Review logistics of program + confidentiality - Turner, Reading, Pacella/Barbash
• Return to large group
• How the program works, how calls come in, and when and where to refer/consult
3:50-4:00 Questions and Closing Remarks – Pacella/Barbash
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses
Ian Barbash, MD
Amin Priyanka, MD
Charissa Pacella, MD
Jeff Magill, MHA
Vicky Deans, MSA
Crystal Ackles M Ed
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.
Accreditation and credit designation
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 3.0 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.
- 3.00 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.
- 3.00 Attendance