Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 12, 2021

Every winter, as sunlight dims and the days get shorter and colder, millions of people experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low energy. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that can cause significant disruption to your life and finances. It can lead to low productivity at work or school, substance abuse, eating disorders, or suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In this presentation, you will become more aware of what this, the symptoms, and practical steps for overcoming SAD.            

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Summarize the condition and signs and symptoms of SAD

2.  Discuss ways to provide self-care, and tools to address symptoms of SAD

3.  List practical ways to cope with SAD

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/16/2021
Course expires: 
11/12/2021
Event starts: 
10/12/2021 - 10:30am
Event ends: 
10/12/2021 - 11:30pm

Program begins at 10:30am  and adjourns at  11:30am  Total Education Time:  1 Hour

Time

Content

Presenter

10:30-10:50am

Introduction to explain what seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is and review of associated signs and symptoms

Erin Commendatore, MAED/CN

10:50-11:10am

Present ways to identify self-care and tools for SAD

Erin Commendatore, MAED/CN

11:10-11:30am

Self-Care Activity for SAD

Erin Commendatore, MAED/CN

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
Erin Commendatore, MAED/CN
LifeSolutions, EAP
 
Erin has been employed with LifeSolutions for over six years as the Program Manager, overseeing the Mindfulness Program and the liaison for nurses. Her Master's Degree is in Educational Counseling, her Bachelor's in Arts in Communications and Rhetoric. She has a certification in Mindfulness, and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. Previous to this role she was a National Wellness Specialist, overseeing wellness programming at 33 different engineering locations throughout the country. 

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.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE  - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Social Work Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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