Tag: Turnover

Meeting the SPD staffing challenge

Takeaways • Failure to understand the complexity of the work performed in the sterile processing department (SPD) can lead to staff shortages, errors, and significant financial loss. • Strategies for addressing SPD staffing include effective orientation, certification, competency assessment, analyzing staffing needs, and leader visibility. • SPD schedules should reflect…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
December 20, 2023
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Effect of union membership on nursing turnover, job satisfaction

Editor's Note This study, led by Lewis College of Business, Marshall University, South Charleston, West Virginia, examines the relationship between nursing unions and nurse turnover and job satisfaction. A total of 43,960 nurses from the 2018 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses were included in the analysis. About 16% were…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 1, 2023
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How benchmarking data informs leading practices: Part 2

Data and surveys

Takeaways Leading practice is innovative, people-centered, and evidence-informed and can encompass best practices and benchmarking data. This article includes survey data on preadmission and preoperative practices, block scheduling, and room delays/turnover. The total number of respondents for Part 2 of the survey was 133, the majority of whom (70.7%) were…

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By: Nancy Lombard, MS, RN, CNOR
April 24, 2023
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