Tag: Nurse Shortage

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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Supply chain stress fractures demand rock-solid continuity planning

More than 4 years after personal protective equipment production and inventories crashed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the “new normal” in healthcare supply chains seems to be “uncertainty.” Although hospital margins are improving and patient volumes are trending upward, “stress fractures continue to remain in place,” says Michael Schiller, CMRP,…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
May 24, 2024
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'Gig work' on the rise among nurses

Editor's Note Seeking higher pay and greater flexibility, many nurses are turning to gig work, MedicalXpress November 8 reports. The article defines gig work as “picking up individual shifts on an app as an alternative to months-long contracts or direct employment by a hospital.” Also according to the article: 100,000…

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By: Brita Belli
November 8, 2023
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ANA: May is National Nurses Month

Editor's Note The American Nurses Association (ANA) is launching its annual month-long celebration that allows for greater opportunities to promote understanding and appreciation of nurses. The month is divided into four weekly focus areas—Self-Care, Recognition, Professional Development, and Community Engagement. As part of this month of recognition, National Nurses Week…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 1, 2023
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US pauses green card applications for foreign nurses

Editor's Note The US State Department will not accept any more applications for green cards for foreign nurses this year, and only applications that were submitted by June 2022 will be processed until the backlog eases, the April 24 Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control reports. Current green card processing…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 24, 2023
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Perioperative workforce 2023: Focus on ASC

Leaders of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) continue to face many challenges in 2023, with staffing at the top of the list. OR Manager wanted to know more about what ASC leaders on the frontlines are experiencing related to the workforce and what strategies they are using (or plan to use)…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 24, 2023
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Health systems add additional training, educational resources for nursing, perioperative staff

Editor's Note Training and retention of staff is a top priority among healthcare leaders today, as increased healthcare demand and staff shortages continue to affect facilities across the country. Most recently, Geisinger, as well as Lutheran Medical Center and  Houston Methodist Hospital have introduced and expanded educational and cross-training programs…

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By: Lindsay Botts
April 20, 2023
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