September 21, 2021


Since joining OR Manager, I have realized that perioperative nursing is facing a bit of a crisis. Issues such as retention, burnout, and job satisfaction are not new but have become more challenging recently, making recruitment more difficult than in the past. A higher percentage of respondents to this year’s Salary/Career Survey said it was harder to recruit new or experienced OR nurses and surgical technologists compared with responses in 2020.

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