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Nurses Report Heavier Workloads, Less Time With Patients

SURVEY: NURSES REPORT BIGGER WORKLOADS, LESS TIME WITH PATIENTS "Nurses' workloads are quite complex. We heard nurses talk about doubling and tripling up on their activities and performing diagnostic functions while carrying out routine tasks. They constantly run from one task to the next, frequently miss breaks and meals and leave their shifts physically exhausted." University of Toronto nursing professor Linda McGillis Hall 2 out of 3 of Nurses Say Their Time Is Wasted On Activities That Could Be Performed By Other Hospital Personnel Such tasks might include looking for equipment and supplies or restocking supply areas. 67% Feel Their Time is Wasted Numerous Factors Take Away From Quality Time With Patients 66% Cite limited and clinical coverage support 57% Blame time-consuming documentation 48% Point to a lack of communication various among care providers 43% Mention paper charts or electronic 2 42% Complain overwork of fatigue from or long shifts Most Hospital RNs Report Frequent Overtime -7% 13% 17% 30% Overtime Frequency 11% L 22% Daily Weekly Monthly Every other month Never Other 74% Feel Pressured to Positively Influence Patient Satisfaction Questionnaires Do you feel pressured to positively influence patient satisfaction questionnaires? Yes No © 2014 Additive Analytics Create infographics

Nurses Report Heavier Workloads, Less Time With Patients

shared by laurahamilton on Feb 05
According to a recent survey by Jackson Healthcare, Care Logistics, and Jackson Nurse Professionals, nurses have heavier workloads and less time with patients than before. These changes are partly dri...


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