Classes on women's stress, ergonomics for nurses
THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT Program (HIP) has space available in three programs starting this week:
- "Women's Stress and Depression"
will be held Thursdays, March 12 to 26, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at
730 Welch Road, room 214. Led by health behavioral counselor and
psychotherapist Jane Rothstein, the three-part course will be a
combination of lectures and group support discussions. Participants
will examine causes of stress, guilt, anger and depression and will
explore ideas for managing stress, setting limits, creating balance
and avoiding depression. The fee is $60. STAP funds may be
- "Ergonomics for Nurses" is an all-day program offered Tuesday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hoover Pavilion, room N128. The course is designed to help nurses reduce their risk of common musculoskeletal repetitive-strain injuries, particularly those related to lifting and computer tasks. Topics will include risk factors of nursing, back health, computer ergonomics, workplace stress, and exercises for prevention and relief. Equipment aids by ergonomic vendors will be displayed. The course carries 6.5 continuing education hours for nurses and nursing assistants. The class fee is $85. This course is co-offered by HIP and the Stanford Center for Education. For registration or more information, contact the Center for Education at 723-6366.
For registration or information on
HIP offerings, call 723-9649. HIP classes are open to all Stanford
University and UCSF Stanford Health Care employees, family members
and retirees. Members of the public are eligible on a
space-available basis. SR