Nurse Burnout Contributes to Increase in Patient Infection

Nurse burnout has been a long running concern for nurses’ well being.  Recent studies show that burnout not only effects nurses, but also the number of infections in the patients they are caring for. The American Journal of Infection Control recently conducted a study recording the relationship between nurse burnout and patient infection. Here are …

How Travel Nurses Can Lower Pneumonia Rates in Your Hospital

Under staffing of nurses is a major concern because of the effects it can have on patient safety and quality of care. According to a US Department of Health EPC report, five studies were conducted to examine the relationship between adverse patient outcomes and hospital nurse staffing. All five studies found at least some association …

Hospitals Exploring New Well-Being Programs

Most hospitals currently implement well-being programs for their staff. Recently, more and more have been expanded beyond the traditional health and wellness offerings and are now addressing mental and emotional health, financial health, work-life effectiveness and workplace environment and stress. With this new integration, many already see measureable and positive results which have impacted employee …

What is your hospital doing to keep nurses happy?

With the current nurse shortage, it’s no surprise that hospitals should be doing all they can to keep their nurses happy. Maintaining an environment where the nurse wants to work is critical for not only nurse retention, but also patient quality. The overall stress accompanied by an uncomfortable and disrespectful work environment can send nurses …

Our top 10 most popular healthcare staffing posts

It’s years end coming up soon, so it seems like a good time to look at the most popular posts have been over the past year. 10. How are you dealing with a more diverse nurse population? This article looked at the results of a nurse population study that had interesting results in relation to …