Tag: nurse engagement

Study: Depression, lack of support outweighed pandemic-specific influences on nurses leaving jobs in 2020

Editor's Note Coworker and employer support strongly influence nurses' intentions to remain in their jobs, while symptoms of depression are associated with nurses planning to leave, according to a study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Available to the public September 30…

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By: Matt Danford
June 14, 2024
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Survey: More than half of nurses pessimistic about 2024, ready to change jobs

Editor's Note Most nurses think this year will be “no better or worse” than last year, and more than one-third are “extremely likely” to change jobs, according to a national survey by Texas healthcare workforce solutions company AMN Healthcare. Fox News reported on the findings May 10. Specifically, 80% of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 14, 2024
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Kentucky passes first-ever state law decriminalizing medical mistakes

Editor's Note Healthcare workers in Kentucky will become the first in the country to gain protection from criminal prosecution for medical errors, WKYT reported April 30. Passed unanimously by both chambers of the Kentucky legislature and signed by Gov. Andy Beshear in March, the law was championed by the Kentucky…

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By: Matt Danford
May 1, 2024
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Report: Consistent, purposeful manager-team engagement reduces RN turnover

Editor's Note Ensuring regular recognition and check-ins with team members is an effective strategy for nurse leaders hoping to reduce staff turnover, according to a press release published April 3 by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). Presented earlier this month at AONL’s annual conference, the inaugural edition of…

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By: Matt Danford
April 26, 2024
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Complementing Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) with nursing guide application improves early postoperative outcomes

Editor's Note Following up with a nursing guide in addition to the the modified early warning score (MEWS) helps reduce early postoperative complications, according to the results of a recent clinical trial. Nursing guide application in patients followed up according to MEWS also decreased ISCU admission, decreased MEWS and increased…

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By: Matt Danford
February 28, 2024
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A look back: 10 years of staffing data show scope of challenges for OR leaders

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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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Nurse trustee advocates for more nursing representation on hospital boards

Editor’s Note In the December 12 episode of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Advancing Health podcast, Ellen Brzytwa, RN, trustee at the Cleveland Clinic, discussed why more nurses should serve on hospital governing boards. With a background in psychiatry and behavioral and public health, Brzytwa became the first nurse trustee…

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By: Brita Belli
December 13, 2023
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Report shows alarming trends in nurse engagement: Burnout, generational differences highlighted

Editor's Note A September 2023 report from market research and consulting company PRC and published by Nursing Academy looked at retention, burnout, and engagement issues among more than 1,900 nurses at 37 hospitals. The report found that only 45% of nurses report being “fully engaged” at work, while 14.1% percent…

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By: Brita Belli
September 28, 2023
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