If you’re a nurse staff manager or nursing manager, you know that safe and effective nurse staffing requires more than proper staff training and the necessary skills. It also relies on thoughtful nurse management, deployment and support, and good leadership at every level.
Even before the pandemic, nurses struggled with burnout, reflected in intention to leave the job, increased sickness, lower quality of care delivery, and lower productivity.
But as you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic has tested all health care providers. And we may not have seen the peak of burnout yet–it may be a product of chronic strain.