A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Resilience Intervention for Critical Care Nurses
The ongoing nursing shortage in the U.S health care system is a multifaceted issue. One factor leading to the nursing shortage is high turnover. Consequences of turnover and low nurse staffing include lower quality of care, lower patient satisfaction, increased medical errors, increased rates of health care associated infections, and higher 30-day mortality rates. Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt to life's ever-changing landscape and recover quickly from the stressors and potential stressors. It is a learned psychological characteristic that can be used to bounce back after disruption and successfully adapt to stressful work experiences in a positive manner. The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Athlete Resilience (CAR) Training Program is a 1-day training program that uses a holistic approach that focuses on moving between stress and strategic recovery to help build resilience and enable higher performance. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to determine whether the CAR Training Program has significant impact on nurses' resilience and stress in their personal lives and their working environment.