Showing posts with label Staffing Issues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Staffing Issues. Show all posts

The Consequences of Healthcare Staffing Shortages (Video)

America is facing a healthcare staffing crisis. With an aging population and an increase in chronic conditions, the demand for healthcare professionals will only continue to grow.

This video takes a look at the consequences of this staffing shortage. One significant impact is that patients will not promptly receive the necessary care. In addition, the quality of care will suffer as overworked staff members make mistakes. There will also be an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections as well-staffed hospitals cannot provide adequate cleaning and disinfection. The lack of staff will also lead to increased emergency room wait times and extended hospital stays. 

Ultimately, the healthcare staffing shortage will profoundly impact patient care in the United States.

Reasons Why Staff Are Quitting The Medical Field (Video)

I watched a cable news program, and they talked about how doctors and nurses were quitting because of the Coronavirus. But I personally think that the Coronavirus just exposed what hospital staff has been feeling for years. In this video, I breakdown what I think these feelings are.

  • Not enough staff
  • Bullying by coworkers
  • Abusive patients and family members
  • Not enough PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Coronavirus Vaccine
One thing that I forgot to add in the video was burnout. Burnout is so real in the medical field. There is a part of you that loves the medical field, but your mind and body say enough.

Staffing Issues and the Unit Secretary (Video)

There are three reasons why there is a staffing issue in hospitals. 

  1. There is a large segment of secretaries who are nearing retirement age.
  2. There is a large segment of secretaries who are working as a secretary while they are in nursing school, etc.
  3. Hospital administration feels that all we do is answer the telephone. 
In the video above, I will discuss all of this.