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Survey: Nurse retention problems persist amid slight improvements in working conditions

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Editor's Note Although fewer Michigan nurses planned to leave the profession in 2023 compared to 2022, the profession still faces unsafe conditions, understaffing, and high rates of abuse, according to a two-year, statewide survey published July 18 in JAMA Network Open. Conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan School…

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By: Matt Danford
July 23, 2024
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High RN, higher travel RN pay reflect post-pandemic demand

Editor's Note Heightened demand has made nursing lucrative relative to other professions, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a May 9 report from healthcare job marketplace Vivian Health. Based on the firm’s proprietary salary data as well as information from the Bureau of labor Statistics, Vivian estimates registered nurses…

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By: Matt Danford
July 19, 2024
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Keynote: Staffing models built for the future—Improving efficiencies and profitability of the surgical suite

Editor's Note The future landscape of perioperative nursing and how healthcare organizations are addressing workforce shortages—particularly through the engagement of temporary staff and travelers—make up an intricate puzzle. Karen Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, chief nurse executive at UCLA Health, will close the OR Business Management Conference by raising…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 5, 2024
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Supporting healthcare staff with on-demand staffing solutions

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Healthcare systems worldwide, regardless of their size or market, are facing the same challenge: how to meet the growing demand for qualified staff without straining hospital budgets. According to a report by the American Hospital Association, health systems are experiencing a significant workforce turnover that began in 2016. On average,…

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By: Craig Allan Ahrens, MHA, MBA
January 23, 2024
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Editorial: Nurses prepare for tumultuous election

I was fresh out of the OR when I received a formal job offer from OR Manager. Although still hazy from an emergency laparoscopic appendectomy, I knew I would accept, reasoning the universe must be trying to tell me something. I also had no doubts about the other, very different…

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By: Matt Danford
January 23, 2024
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Supplementing staff with travelers helps reduce burnout

OR leaders face numerous challenges in managing high patient volumes and complex procedures, as well as in maintaining staff morale. To meet these demands, many ORs have turned to nurse travelers for temporary staffing support. With the addition of nurse travelers, the responsibilities of OR leaders increase, putting them at…

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By: Angela Lewellyn, LPN, CRCST, CER, CHL
August 21, 2023
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