Tag: Health care workers

A look back: 10 years of staffing data show scope of challenges for OR leaders

Data and surveys

Takeaways The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated staffing problems, and although some parameters have improved, challenges remain. Surgical volume took a sharp drop during the pandemic but is now rebounding. Over the years, the gap in difficulty between recruiting RNs and recruiting STs has narrowed. Last month, OR Manager looked back on…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
February 27, 2024
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Study: Frailty in women linked to working rotating shifts

Editor's Note This Canadian study finds an association between shift work and frailty among middle-aged and older workers, especially for women on rotating shifts. The researchers looked at 52 factors that can likely lower lifespan. Mildly frail individuals have at least 5 factors, and very frail individuals have at least…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 20, 2023
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UMass, Mass General Brigham training under-, unemployed to be HCWs

Editor's Note The University of Massachusetts (UMass) and Mass General Brigham in Boston are collaborating with UMass Global to train more than 1,000 under- and unemployed individuals, including current Mass General Brigham workers, to be healthcare workers (HCWs), according to a September 19 UMass Global news release. The initiative will…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 27, 2022
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