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Nursing Challenges and Changes

Representing the majority of NURSING the U.S. healthcare workforce, nurses and licensed RNs are responsible for quality patient care and satisfaction. CHALLENGES AND CHANGES They are on the front lines of the industry's radical transformation and face many daily challenges. A Typical 10-Hour Shift I Assesmert Colede Room 35% Documentation 21% Care Coordination 19% Patient Care Vaccination 17% Medication Administration 7% Patient Assessment Here are Three Challenges that keep them from spending more time on patient care and Three Changes that can help 1 Physical Burdens... ..& Equipment Relief 3rd highest reported injury rate of any profession The use of ergonomic carts can improve comfort, safety, productivity and satisfaction. Make sure the cart: Up to 5 miles spent walking in 10-hr shift V Will allow comfortable EHR access whether sitting or standing (the true ergonomic sit/stand range is 20") 48% more likely to have wrist, back and ankle sprains or strains Is adjustable to suit the broadest range of caregiver access across multiple shifts Has a long battery life and battery management options to help keep cart active during long shifts 53% of injuries reported were due to overexertion Has ultra-smooth gliding casters to travel easy on all types of surfaces 2 New Technology Problems... Moving from paper to electronic record keeping can improve accuracy and efficiency, but what is commonly missed are the workflow implications for nurses. WARNING 42 minutes of each 8-hour shift is spent resolving operational failures EHRS have added 3 hours of computer work to 12 hours shifts Nurses are being required to learn emerging technologies on top of existing workloads, while still maintaining patient Average tablet battery life is A 8.69 hours but average nursing shifts are between 8-12 hours care requirements. ..That Have Technology Solutions Have computers in each exam room. Studies show patients are more satisfied with their care Employ the Triangle of Care, using computer displays to bring patient and caregiver together. Make tablets more accessible with communal charging areas. when computers are in the room. 3 Widespread Nursing Shortage... Less Staff A shortage of healthcare professionals, to increasing healthcare costs, is adding strain to the nursing workforce. 46% of nurses say the shortage is decreasing the amount of time they can spend with patients. More Patients By 2025, chronic diseases will affect half of the U.S. population, which absorbs more time from nurses. .Expanding Broadband-Enabled Reducing time, Providing remote monitoring of patients' vital signs and conditions Facilitating the sharing of critical health information for Telemedicine costs and is helping to solve by: in-person visits diagnosis and treatment Sources: http://www.healthecareers.com/article/3-big-problems-facing-nursing-today/170629 http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/nurses3/archive/2013/05/22/3-ways-technology-can-help-nurses-spend-more-time-at-patients-bedside.aspx http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/top-nursing-injuries-and-how-to-avoid-them/ http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21719234/ http://www.dor.kaiser.org/external/news/press_releases/Kaiser_Permanente_Research_Computers_in_Exam_Room_Help_Patient_and Doctor_Communicate/ http://www.broadbandexpanded.com/policymakerfiles/telemedicine/Telemedicine_Stats&Data.pdf With more than 30 years of designing ergonomic solutions for computer users worldwide-and 20 years specifically in healthcare-Ergotron is uniquely qualified to help the entire facility enhance personal Interaction, expand the reach of care and improve operational efficiency. Supporting care everywhere. ERGOTRON Learn more at Healthcare.ergotron.com. @ErgoHIT HEALTHCARE

Nursing Challenges and Changes

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Representing the majority of the U.S. healthcare workforce, nurses and licensed RNs are responsible for quality patient care and satisfaction. They are on the front lines of the industry's radical tra...

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