Nursing workloads could use a fix

Predicting Patient Acuity

Can Accurate Predictions Be Made Using a Mathematical Model? Predicting patient acuity would be a powerful tool for any hospital, especially for nurses. But is it possible? Can estimations and predictions for the care of patients be produced…
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Impostor Syndrome in Hospitals

In work settings that are known for copious amounts of stress, such as a hospital, employees in leadership positions tend to doubt their abilities and expertise. In these roles that require heavy and critical decision making, there is a significant…
Nursing workloads could use a fix

Nursing Workloads, Frequent Interruptions and Job Satisfaction

While a number of studies continue to explore the correlation between nursing workloads and patient safety, some specific studies have been looking into the extent to which “care not done” is associated with heavy workloads. For example,…

Nurse-Patient Assignments: A Fresh Look

As hospitals continue to try to reduce costs, improve operations and still provide quality care, one area that might benefit from an evidence-based practice review could be nurse-patient assignments. There’s certainly no shortage of complaints…

Reducing Nurse Workloads More Affected by Work Environment than Added Staff

Absent a good work environment, reducing nurse workloads by adding additional nurses, a costly proposition, may have little consequence. That was the conclusion reached by a seminal study several years ago by esteemed nursing researcher Linda…
Nursing workloads could use a fix
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Imbalanced Workloads Are Frustrating Nurses

There may a dozen reasons why many nurses are currently frustrated with their jobs, but one reason that’s high on the list and often underappreciated is imbalanced workloads. Let’s face it. Nobody likes it when they’re assigned a disproportionate…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Improving Patient Assignments

Hospitals continue to make great strides in using technology to improve clinical operations and outcomes. Automated disinfection systems to eliminate harmful microorganisms. Telehealth to make healthcare more accessible, especially to people…
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Patient Acuity Tool: Where Are We Now?

Assessing patient acuity has been around in some version for more than 50 years. But has anything changed? Has technology improved the process of capturing a patient’s acuity so that the nursing staff can use that information to better manage…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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MedAptus Launches New Patient Assignment Software for Nurses

Assigning patients just got a whole lot easier for charge nurses. MedAptus has launched ASSIGN for Nurses, a new software program that matches the right patients with the right nurse by applying a proprietary protocol engine designed to…
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Is Physician and Nurse Burnout Contagious?

Is burnout contagious? Is it communicated from one provider to another? Two different studies—on focusing on physicians and another on nurses—tried to answer that question and, not surprisingly, both came to same conclusion. Burnout is…