March 25, 2022

Effective orientation vital for a sustainable workforce: Part 1

Even before the pandemic, many OR leaders struggled to maintain adequate staffing. However, COVID-19 has undoubtedly aggravated the situation, with many nurses choosing to exit the profession, leave the hospital setting, or seek higher wages as a per diem traveler. As OR leaders work to fill open positions, they may feel pressured to shorten orientation, not only so new employees start working independently more quickly, but also in response to the need for educators to sometimes function in staff roles.

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