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July 2019
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Hospital employment up 11,200 jobs in June

Editor's Note US hospitals added 11,200 jobs in June to a seasonally adjusted 5,244,900, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported July 5. That’s up 105,500 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 402,800 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate is 3.8%.

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By: Judy Mathias
July 10, 2019
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Staff input enriches labor benchmarking data

Labor is the most important resource in an OR and must be used effectively to maintain the financial health of an organization and the well-being of patients. “OR leaders need data tools to manage their labor dollars. How do you know if you are doing it well?” asks Sharon Ulep,…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
June 18, 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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Hospital staffing models associated with failure to rescue rates

Editor's Note Hospitals with low failure to rescue (FTR) rates had significantly more staffing resources than hospitals with high FTR rates, this study finds. In this analysis of 44,567 surgical patients in the Michigan Quality Surgical Collaborative, hospital FTR rates across low, middle and high tertiles were 8.9%, 16.5%, and…

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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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Hospital employment up 3,000 jobs in May

Editor's Note US hospitals added 3,000 jobs in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,231,600, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported June 7. That’s up 103,100 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 390,500 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate remained at a 50-year low…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 11, 2019
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Nurse staffing linked to healthcare-associated infections

Editor's Note In this study from the Columbia University School of Nursing, New York City, researchers found that nurse understaffing is associated with increased risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Using data from 2007 to 2012 in a large urban hospital system: 15% of patient days had one shift understaffed (defined…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 13, 2019
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Hospital employment up 8,300 jobs in April

Editor's Note US hospitals added 8,300 jobs in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,229,200, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 3. That’s up 105,700 more employees than a year ago. Overall, healthcare employment has increased 403,500 in the past year. The overall unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in April…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 6, 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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