Personnel Retention

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June 2019
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Nurses have increased risk of sleep disorders, deprivation

Editor's Note Academic medical center nurses have a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of sleep disorders, finds this study presented June 10 at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, in San Antonio. A survey of 1,165 nurses at an academic medical center found that: 49%…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 13, 2019
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Missouri hospitals report all-time-high employee turnover

Editor's Note Missouri hospitals reported an all-time-high employee turnover rate of 19.5% this year in a report released by the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). Among the positions with the highest turnover rates: sterile processing technicians, 20.4% surgical technicians, 16.0% staff nurses, 15.2% physician assistants, 15.2%. Hospitals and other stakeholders are…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 13, 2019
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Estimating cost of physician burnout in the US

Editor's Note There is a substantial economic value for policy and organizational expenditures for physician burnout reduction programs, this study finds. A conservative base-case model estimates that about $4.6 billion in costs is attributable to physician burnout each year in the US because of physician turnover and reduced clinical hours.…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 4, 2019
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Good questions lay foundation for powerful leadership pipeline

Success for any new leader hinges on the ability to be both “student” and “teacher” because the role requires learning and mentoring. Striking a balance between these roles can be especially daunting for new perioperative services leaders, which is why Bruce Tulgan was invited to speak at the 2019 OR…

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By: Elizabeth Wood
May 17, 2019
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Hospital employment up 13,600 jobs in March

Editor's Note US hospitals added 13,600 jobs in March to a seasonally adjusted 5,223,400, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 5. That’s up 108,500 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 397,500 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8%.

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By: Judy Mathias
April 11, 2019
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Cultural, generational factors influencing RN retention

Editor's Note Generational and cultural differences may affect an RN’s job satisfaction and intent to stay, and nurse leaders must reassess staff satisfaction beyond mandatory annual staff engagement surveys, this study finds. An online survey of 309 RNs at a tertiary care hospital in south Texas found that: Millennials anticipate…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 3, 2019
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Pregnant women working night shifts have higher risk for miscarriage

Editor's Note Pregnant women who work two night shifts per week have a heightened risk for miscarriage after pregnancy week 8, this Danish study finds. Of 22,744 pregnant women analyzed, 2 or more night shifts the previous week increased the risk of miscarriage after pregnancy week 8 (hazard ratio, 1.32).…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 27, 2019
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Association between nurse work environments and outcomes

Editor's Note Better work environments are associated with lower odds of negative outcomes ranging from job dissatisfaction to patient mortality, finds this meta-analysis from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. This analysis of data from 2,677 hospitals, 141 nursing units, 165,024 nurses, and 1,368,420 patients in 22 countries found…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 27, 2019
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Hospital employment up again in February

Editor's Note US hospitals added 4,200 jobs in February to a seasonally adjusted 5,212,700, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 8. That’s up 103,200 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 361,100 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate declined by 0.2% in…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 13, 2019
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Multimodal program reduces job stress in ICU nurses

Editor's Note In this study, a multimodal program that included education, role-play, and debriefing resulted in a lower prevalence of job stress in intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. A total of 198 ICU nurses from 8 hospitals in France were randomized to the multimodal program intervention group (101 nurses) or…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 26, 2018
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