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Aila Accad
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Aila Accad, RN, MSN, “Your Stress-Busters Coach” is an award-winning international speaker, best-selling author, and certified well-being coach with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in nursing. Aila specializes in quick ways to release stress and reclaim that energy to live your fullest life and achieve your highest purpose.


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Stress 101

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 90% of all physician visits are stress related. It is important for health professionals to understand the dynamics of stress, how stress contributes to illness and what to do to change stress habits. In this course, healthcare professionals will be able to identify how the stress response works, the different kinds of stress and many strategies for releasing stress quickly and also handling chronic stress and specifically stress in the workplace. The outcome of this class is that the student will have more awareness and skill in identifying, understanding and handling all kinds of stressors more effectively for self and for patients/clients.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define in one word the basic nature of stress
  2. Name two kinds of stress
  3. List three stages of the stress response
  4. List three basic (primitive) responses to stress
  5. Identify how chronic stress contributes to chronic illness
  6. State the one cause for all stress
  7. List at least three actions to reduce stress quickly
  8. Identify at least one strategy to break the chronic stress cycle
  9. Identify at least two ways stress impacts work performance


Chapter 1

  • Definition of stress
  • Kinds of stress

Chapter 2
The Stress Response
  • Three basic responses to stress
  • Purpose of the stress response
  • Three stages of the stress response
  • Primary hormones activated in the stress response

Chapter 3
Stress Symptoms
  • Positive effect of stress
  • Physical symptoms of stress
  • Emotional and mental symptoms of stress
  • Chronic effects of stress on health

Chapter 4
Cause for Distress
  • The one cause for all stress
  • Categories of stressors
  • Time Stressors
  • Natural Stressors
  • Holmes and Rahe Scale
  • People Stressors
  • Money Stressors

Chapter 5
Dealing Effectively with Stress (Photo 12-Stress-Pencil)
Stress Reduction Strategies for
  • Body
  • Mind
  • Emotions
  • Spirit
  • Relationships
  • Chronic Stress

Chapter 6
How to Break the Chronic Stress Cycle
  • 3 Steps to breaking the cycle of chronic stress

Chapter 7
Strategies for Handling Work
  • Stress
  • Causes for work stress
  • Strategies for handling work stress
  • Thoughts
  • Feelings
  • Choices

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 10.00
Contact Hours: 1


After successful completion the licensed nurse: RN, LPN/LVN will receive 1.0 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467

Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking # 20-363378. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
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