Tag: Workforce planning

Breaking down the anesthesia workforce imbalance, strategies to address crisis

Editor's Note Increased demand for anesthesia services, especially in non-operating room (non-OR) sites, has outpaced the growth of anesthesia clinicians, a June 2024 special article published by the journal Anesthesiology reports. The imbalance in the anesthesia workforce supply and demand, the article argues, was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 26, 2024
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Built to grow: Key elements of planning a new ASC

Are you part of the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) construction boom? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 116 new facilities opened in 2023, according to Becker’s ASC Review, and more are planned for and underway in 2024. This trend shows no signs of slowing. Fortune Business Insights projects the US…

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By: Brendan Dooley
May 24, 2024
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Nursing workforce expected to fully rebound from pandemic low

Editor's Note Although RN employment dropped significantly during the past few years, updated workforce forecasts with numbers similar to those projected prior to the pandemic indicate that the decline was likely temporary. Jama Health Forum published the data February 16. For the study, researchers pulled data on registered nurses aged…

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By: Brita Belli
February 20, 2024
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A look back: The business manager role in a changing healthcare environment

Data and surveys

Takeaways • Perioperative business managers can make significant contributions to a hospital’s financial health, but more than half of hospitals do not have this role. • Business managers’ earnings have increased in the past 5 years, while the number of direct reports has risen slightly. • The bachelor’s degree has…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
January 23, 2024
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Study: Professional judgment from nurses underutilized in workforce planning

Editor's Note A comparative study found that nurses’ professional judgment is not being utilized during workplace planning. The findings were published in the November 2023 issue of the International Journal of Nursing Studies.  Conducted in England and Wales, the study found that nurses were consulted for operational purposes during staff…

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By: Brita Belli
November 28, 2023
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