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Grand Rounds: Introduction to Components for Enhancing Career Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT)


By Ayla R. Mapes, PHD, and Mallory Zehe, PsyD , Pediatric Psychologists, Akron Children's, Akron, OH

Behavioral Health

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify the core components of CE-CERT. 2. Demonstrate how the CE-CERT model provides an overarching framework for existing wellness programs at ACH. 3. Develop an understanding of the evidence informing CE-CERT. 4. Explain the application of CE-CERT, in practice and in training. 5. Define next steps and recommendations for future wellness initiatives at ACH.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Medical care providers have been shown to be at high risk for compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, moral distress and stress in the work environment which can lead to burnout. It is incumbent upon healthcare organizations such as Akron Children's to provide resources and evidenced-based strategies to members of their healthcare team to prevent burnout. This grand rounds will describe an evidence-based approach to wellness in the healthcare environment.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker has returned the disclosure form, indicating that the following relevant financial or other relationship with the following commercial interest: Vital Talk Ayla R. Mapes, PhD Mallory Zehe, PsyD All relationships have been mitigated. The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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