Tag: Teams & Team Building

Effective orientation vital for a sustainable workforce: Part 1

Even before the pandemic, many OR leaders struggled to maintain adequate staffing. However, COVID-19 has undoubtedly aggravated the situation, with many nurses choosing to exit the profession, leave the hospital setting, or seek higher wages as a per diem traveler. As OR leaders work to fill open positions, they may…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 25, 2022
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Survey: 63% of younger nurses could leave profession

Editor's Note In this survey by the American Nurses Foundation, published March 1, 63% of nurses younger than 35 years said they intend to leave or are considering leaving the profession. A total of 12,694 nurses were surveyed. Other findings for nurses under 35 years of age, include: 46% said…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 3, 2022
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AHA pens letter to Congress regarding healthcare workforce challenges

Editor's Note On March 1, the American Hospital Association (AHA) submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging Congress to consider and address the challenges the healthcare workforce is currently facing. As healthcare workers enter the third year of the pandemic, AHA likened current challenges to “a…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 3, 2022
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Newsweek posts annual World’s Best Hospitals

Editor's Note Three American hospitals top Newsweek’s annual World’s Best Hospitals list, published on March 2. These hospitals have learned to adapt to new and existing challenges quickly during medicine's 2-year war against COVID-19, Newsweek says. The top three are: Mayo Clinic-Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Massachusetts General…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 3, 2022
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Survey: Impact of children’s mental health on the workforce

Editor's Note This national study titled, “The Great Collide: The impact of children’s mental health on the workforce,” by researchers at On Our Sleeves finds that the children’s mental health crisis brought to attention by the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a direct impact on parent’s work performance.…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 23, 2022
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Icahn School of Medicine receives $2M Health Workforce Resiliency grant

Editor's Note The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), on February 16, awarded New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a 3-year, $2.1 million grant to develop a new training initiative to help healthcare workers (HCWs) deal with the mental health…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 17, 2022
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Allan Sendaydiego: Answering the call to lead

What happens to you when you become a new manager? “You become a jack of all trades and master of none. You need to practice true collaboration and rely upon your team members,” says Allan Sendaydiego, BSN, RN, interim director for anesthesia and interventional radiology at Kaiser Permanente. In this…

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By: Ivy Montgomery
February 16, 2022
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Editorial

With the rising numbers of staff shortages, early retirements, and employee dismissals, many OR staff are finding themselves taking up managerial positions with short preparation times and little support. That was a recurring theme discussed with the New Manager Panel at the 2021 OR Manager Conference—attendees shared some of their…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 16, 2022
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Upending stereotypes of nursing operational priorities, abilities

Prior to the advent of nurses in operational leadership roles, operational decisions in healthcare were made by financial and business executives, as well as physicians, without full and adequate input from nursing. Today, nurses have earned their place at the management table as a vital part of the outcomes of…

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By: Shawn Sefton, MBA, BSN, RN
February 16, 2022
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Reducing OR time for elective procedures helps address staffing shortages

Editor's Note Reducing OR time availability at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, by 15% helped address a 30% staffing shortage caused by COVID-19, according to a study presented January 29 at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2022, the Anesthesiology Business Event in Dallas. A five-phase approach was used, which included:…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 1, 2022
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