Tag: Human Resources

Survey: More than half of ED nurses experienced violence in past month

Editor's Note: Head-butting, kicking, slapping, and verbal assault are among the forms of abuse reported in a recent “pulse check” of Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) members in which more than half of respondents reported being abused within the preceding 30 days. Published April 4—the beginning of Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness…

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By: Matt Danford
April 15, 2024
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Healthcare safety report: Outcomes improving, but workplace violence persists

Editor's Note Healthcare safety is moving in the right direction generally, but low perceptions of safety and rising reports of violence against nurses represent critical gaps that leaders should address, according to an April 2 press release on Press Ganey’s “Safety in Healthcare 2024” report. Focused on event reporting, workforce…

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By: Matt Danford
April 12, 2024
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Nurses who left profession cite poor working conditions as primary driver

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Editor's Note Poor working conditions are driving many nurses to leave the profession, according to a new study from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR). The findings were published in JAMA Network Open on April 9.  While previous studies have looked at…

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By: Brita Belli
April 9, 2024
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Urologists advocate for resources to help surgeons prepare for, cope with adverse events

Editor's Note Adverse events are a ubiquitous, inevitable consequence of surgical practice, and more must be done to support surgeons before and after they occur. This is the central message of a video published March 27 by Urology Times, in which British urologist Kevin Turner, MA DM FRCS, of Royal…

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By: Matt Danford
April 8, 2024
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Donor hearts denied more often to male, black male transplant candidates

Editor's Note New research shows transplant center teams are more to likely reject offers of donor hearts to black men and men than black women and white women, MedPage Today reported on March 25. “The cumulative probability of a donor heart being accepted by the transplant center team was most…

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By: Matt Danford
March 28, 2024
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Postoperative session: PACU Boarding and Patient Experience—There are No Beds in the House!

Editor's Note “What happens when two worlds collide?” asked one of the speakers when discussing the combination of the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) and the inpatient unit at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The speakers were Cohen Children's Sharon Goodman, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CPNP, director, pediatric service line; Kristen Martin, MSN,…

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By: Bridget Brown
September 21, 2023
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Workplace discrimination, burnout among Asian nurses working in US

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at the College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, finds that racial discrimination plays a substantial role in burnout among Asian nurses working in the US. Of 236 nurses responding to the study survey: 99 (42.0%) reported definite or complete burnout 177…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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Top reasons employees quit in the first year

Editor's Note Recent research by Korn Ferry, a global consulting firm, looks at why employees quit their jobs within 12 months. Among the findings: Feeling out of sync, or uncomfortable, with the company’s culture or purpose Lack of understanding of the purpose and value of their role Lack of friendly…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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‘Grumpy staying’ added to ‘quiet quitting,' ‘loud quitting’

Editor's Note A new term, “grumpy staying,” has been added to the terms being used to describe members of today’s workforce. Grumpy staying refers to the behavior of workers who choose to remain in their jobs while exhibiting irritable and discontented attitudes, Teambuilding.com reports. Causes of grumpy staying include: Job…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 11, 2023
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Healthcare employment up in July

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in July to a seasonally adjusted 16,916,700 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on August 4. That’s up 63,000 since June. Hospital employment also was up by 16,100 jobs. The overall unemployment rate fell in July to 3.5%, for…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 7, 2023
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