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Nurse Burnout is it preventable?

I’ve been reading a lot about nurse burnout lately. There is a ton of information on the web about it, from the signs associated with it, ways to cope with it, its impact on patients and its financial implications.

For a nurse manager there are some practical measures you can take to help reduce nurse burnout in your hospital unit. Key to this is being able to understand where it is coming from, what causes it and recognizing the symptoms. Here are some links to some great resources to help you recognize and deal with nurse burnout in your staff:

Addressing Nurse Burnout – Changing Culture Is The Cure

Institute for Healthcare Leadership

Stressed Out Nurses

Just remember that left unaddressed nurse burnout can eventually lead to losing a valuable member of your staff and that can have a real impact on the patient care you are able to provide.

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