Has COVID-19 got you down?
Earlier today I was on a Zoom call where the burnout of emergency management staff was discussed. The long-lasting COVID-19 response has been hard on emergency management staff, but it's harder on health-care workers. However, then this survey popped up in my LinkedIn feed.
Take it, share it, please:
"The University of South Florida Sunshine ERC is reaching out to those who may work, volunteer, or be asked to deploy in response to a disaster event in any capacity to learn more about the risk factors of burnout in response to disasters.
"Who can participate: • Over the age of 18 • Anyone who may work, volunteer, or be asked to deploy in response to a disaster or public health emergency event in any capacity. • Examples may include (but are not limited to) roles of #emergency managers, PIOs, shelter staff, support staff, etc. • Activities may include immediate life saving measures, such as participating in evacuations, shelters, or search and #rescue, public assistance, debris removal, food and water distribution, and infrastructure maintenance (water lines, power lines, etc.).
"What we’re asking you to do:
"1. Complete a 10-minute confidential survey and answer questions about your work role and burnout.
"2. Share this Post or send the survey to others who may work, volunteer, or be asked to deploy in #response to a #disaster incident.
"If you are interested and agree to participate, please go to https://lnkd.in/gxWMdX8
"This study is authorized under USF IRB STUDY 1356 and has FDOH IRB exemption."