Nursing: A Profession Rooted in Strength

Happy Nurses Week! We believe this year’s theme, Rooted in Strength, is highly fitting for the CNAs, LPNs, and RNs on the front lines of care fighting the good fight for their patients—and we wholeheartedly celebrate you. If any profession is rooted in strength, it’s nursing.

“Nurses are rooted in strength, forged in fire, and growing in power. Rooted in strength, we create our new path forward as leaders in healthcare.”

—AACN President Beth Wathen

How to Prevent Nurse Burnout

Nurse burnout is mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion caused by sustained work-related stressors.  

Today’s nurses don’t just pass out medications. They multi-task. The long hours, pressure to make life-impacting decisions quickly, and strain of caring for patients who may have poor outcomes are just a few sources of nurse burnout.  

Add in the stress of COVID-related protocols and illnesses, and nurses are multi-tasking under duress—from managing central lines to administered breathing treatments—and they may be at risk.  

Caregiver Scheduling: Ensuring Consistent Care

If your task is caregiver scheduling, you know how vital scheduling consistency can help the residents of your long-term care (LTC) facility avoid feeling overwhelmed, confused, or unhappy.  

Many national organizations recognize that consistent nursing home staff assignment is an essential strategy for improving residents’ quality of care and quality of life, and have made it a central plan to improve nursing home environments.  

Nurse Staffing in the Era of COVID-19

Nurse scheduling and nurse staffing are complex jobs. And they are becoming increasingly overwhelming for staffing companies and managers, directors, and schedulers at critical care facilities and long-term care facilities.  

Unprecedented COVID-19 healthcare demands have forced many nurses or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in charge of patients to call and cancel their shift, leaving facilities understaffed. 

Yet regulations dictate nursing homes and long-term care facilities must have minimum staff levels present on every shift for sufficient patient care. But, sometimes, workers can be unreachable or unavailable.