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Healthcare staffing is a big challenge for hospitals due to increasing competition for medical professionals and health IT staff. Learn the top tips from staffing experts here.

Volunteers go the extra mile to prevent patient loneliness

Volunteers are an essential part of daily operations at many hospitals. While typical volunteer activities involve minimal interaction with patients, some facilities are having their volunteers take extra steps to engage with elderly patients in an attempt to improve the patients’ recovery and outcomes. 

The doctor is out: 4 ways to fill staffing gaps in health care

It’s always a struggle for medical practices to find full-time, quality hires, and the challenge is exacerbated by a serious physician shortage expected to grow worse in the coming decade. This challenge is even harder when you’re trying to fill a temporary position. MaryAnn Stolgitis, VP of operations at a national recruiting and staffing firm, […] [MORE]

5 keys to reducing physician burnout

Physician burnout is an ongoing problem in hospitals. Burned-out doctors have a negative impact on the care a hospital provides. So it’s an issue that healthcare executives must address at their facilities. 

Programs for safe patient handling reduce lifting injuries

Safe patient handling practices are crucial to make sure hospital staff avoid injuries when transporting or lifting patients. New research shows just how critical these protocols are for hospitals in promoting a safer work environment. 

Newest superbug hospitals must worry about

It’s become even more critical for hospitals to get their antibiotic use under control. Here’s why: A new superbug is poised to cause harm to patients, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just issued a warning to hospitals about the bacteria. 

5 essential skills your hospital’s nurses need

In an era of value-based care, your hospital’s clinical staff needs a unique skillset to meet the mark for various quality measures. This is especially true of your hospital’s nurses, who are on the front lines treating patients each day and are essential to your facility’s success. 

3 keys to keep hospital employees engaged

High-performing hospitals tend to have staff that are engaged in the facility’s mission. But engagement levels are dropping throughout the healthcare sector, and this can make a significant impact on a facility’s quality of care. That means it’s crucial for hospitals to prioritize employee engagement. 

Keys to help doctors discuss adverse events with patients

If an adverse event happens, it’s important for hospital staff to communicate with patients and their families right away so they can be aware of the situation and how it’ll be resolved. However, doctors may struggle with this for several reasons, and hospitals must help them along. 

Hospitals fall short with physician staffing in ICU

Critically ill patients in intensive care units usually need a great deal of medical attention. And they have better outcomes when hospitals meet the appropriate staffing requirements for the ICU. However, many hospitals are opting not to hire the most specialized physicians, and this practice may negatively affect patients’ recovery. 

Use teamwork to cut back on medical errors

Medical errors have been getting a great deal of attention lately, mostly because of claims that they’re one of the top causes of death in the country. Some professionals doubt the truth of this viewpoint. But regardless of its accuracy, hospitals still need to reduce their rates of preventable errors – and improving teamwork may […] [MORE]

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