Dueling Burnout: The Dual Role Nurse

Author(s): Melissa Dorsey

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Collaboration, Moral Distress

Role: Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Nursing burnout is nothing new, but impacts us all at a higher level in the COVID-19 pandemic era. Nurses are often plagued with moral distress, compassion fatigue and general burnout. Dueling Burnout describes an initiative implemented in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit to reduce the level of burnout nurses endure by encouraging dual roles with collaborating departments.


  • Assess national data on nursing turnover, the cost of turnover and nursing shortages.
  • Review nursing burnout and its contributing factors.
  • Identify key components of the dual role program and strategies to implement in other spaces.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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