Workers’ Comp Summit: Sept 23-25, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the spring for details on next year. 


PLENARY: Crisis Response

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Returning to productivity after a critical workplace accident.

What’s it all about? 90% of the US population will be exposed to one or more traumatic events during their lifetimes, and nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. There can be lasting consequences if these employees are left to their own devices, including the potential for post-traumatic stress disorder. Crisis Response programs help employers and payers support victims and witnesses of traumatic workplace incidents, including robberies, assaults, deaths, severe injuries, and natural disasters. Pat DeFrancisco, RN, CCM and Tammy Bradly from Coventry will share the key factors in building a successful crisis response program including: defining stress, PTSD, and identifying the effects of Critical Incident Stress on the workplace.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Learn how to define stress, critical incident stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Recognize the common causes of Critical Incident Stress in the workplace.
  • Identify the effects of Critical Incident Stress on the workplace.
  • Understand what interventions are available to minimize disruption to your workforce.

Approved for 1.25 CCMC, SHRM, HRCI (HR) General, and Maine Attorney CLE Credits.

Program Faculty: Pat DeFrancisco, Tammy Bradly