April 22, 2022

Innovation Spot: Leveraging technology to address gaps in staffing

By: Christine Havlin, MBA, BS, RN and Kim Haines, BSN, RN, CNOR

Is technology part of the answer for nursing staff woes? As COVID-19 patients continue to fill hospital beds, caregivers are feeling exhausted, burned out, and unappreciated. OR nurses have been especially hit hard, as shifts in surgeries and overflowing patient wards stretch OR nurses beyond their limits and comfort zones. Five OR managers discuss the staffing and morale challenges facing the industry during this difficult time, and how the use…

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