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A National Staffing Emergency in Rural Health Care
Attracting and retaining skilled health care workers in rural settings is more difficult than ever, with increasing competition from other employers and dwindling applications. This podcast from the American Hospital Association discusses strategies rural health administrators are using to retain their current workforce and attract future generations of health care workers.
Podcast    Date Added: 02/21/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 21 2024 10:17AM  
Confronting Workforce Shortages and Health Worker Well-Being: Session One
This video from the National Academy of Medicine provides an overview of the current health workforce shortage and its implications for access to high-quality care and staff well-being.
Video    Date Added: 02/21/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2024 4:11PM  
How Can Hospitals Improve Staff Retention? Tech and Training, Experts Say
This article in "Healthcare Dive" discusses how technology can play a huge role in enabling doctors and nurses to operate at the top of their licenses, while reducing burnout and improving job satisfaction and retention.
Web link    Date Added: 02/27/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 27 2024 5:07PM  
Retention Strategies in Hospitals
This article from the American College of Healthcare Executives highlights four key elements that are essential to managing employee retention - planning, scheduling, follow-up and engagement.
Web link    Date Added: 02/27/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 27 2024 9:36PM  
Staff Retention: Using Staff Insight to Retain Staff
In this video, the Greater Manchester Mental Health National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust shares how administrators use staff insight to help support employee retention.
Video    Date Added: 02/28/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 28 2024 11:42AM  
Operation Happy Nurse: The Happy Nurse Programs
The Happy Nurse Programs offer various opportunities to support and guide nurses on their mental wellness journeys. In addition to accountability groups and professional Q&As, Operation Happy Nurse provides many wellness resources including discussion boards, book club, meditations, yoga/fitness videos and access to a dietitian.
Web link    Date Added: 02/28/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 28 2024 11:49AM  
Attract, Nurture and Retain Your Employees: Onboarding Employees to Ensure Retention
This webinar from Relias investigates actionable steps your organization can take to attract, nurture and retain employees.
Web link    Date Added: 02/20/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 20 2024 9:51PM  
Overcome Staff Retention Challenges in Health Care
Watch this video and discover how to address staffing challenges in the rapidly growing health care market, including high turnover, budget constraints and a shortage of skilled workers.
Video    Date Added: 02/20/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 20 2024 9:59PM  
Six Essential Strategies for Boosting Healthcare Employee Retention
This video from Compt discusses essential strategies for health care organizations to retain top talent and ensure long-term success.
Video    Date Added: 02/20/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 21 2024 12:45PM  
Recruitment and Retention Strategies
The staff recruiting landscape for health systems has changed both as a result of larger demographic shifts as well as the continued impact of COVID-19. This section of the American Hospital Association's Strengthening the Health Care Workforce guide focuses on recruitment and retention strategies.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/26/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2024 4:25PM  
Health Care Worker Well-Being Resource Snapshot
This Resource Snapshot from the American Hospital Association highlights training and other resources to help hospital leaders strengthen and support workforce well-being.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2024 10:23AM  
Impact Wellbeing™ Guide: Taking Action to Improve Healthcare Worker Wellbeing
As part of the first federal campaign to address health care worker burnout, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released an evidence-informed and actionable guide for the nation’s hospital leaders to improve health care worker wellbeing. This guide provides a step-by-step process for hospitals to start making organizational-level changes that will impact and improve the mental health of their employees.
Web link    Date Added: 04/17/2024    Date Last Modified: May 1 2024 2:12PM  
Three Strategies to Reduce Nurse Burnout and Improve Retention
Gain insight into the causes of nurse burnout and learn how to improve retention. This white paper from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership explores the critical issue of nurse burnout and shares three evidence-based strategies you can implement right now to make a positive impact in your facility.
Web link    Date Added: 07/10/2024    Date Last Modified: Jul 10 2024 2:03PM  
The Link Between Workforce Retention and Patient Safety
This podcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine discusses the links among patient safety, workforce retention and how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the landscape. It also explores effective staff retention strategies that can impact patient care and enhance the resilience of health care organizations.
Podcast    Date Added: 07/10/2024    Date Last Modified: Jul 10 2024 2:07PM  
Prevention is Key When Dealing With Disruptive Physicians
Confronting and controlling disruptive behavior is one of the most challenging problems for health care administrators. This article by the Medical Group Management Association highlights prevention strategies for organizations.
Web link    Date Added: 09/06/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2023 3:57PM  
Building a Rural Nursing Workforce With Fisher-Titus Medical Center
This American Hospital Association podcast episode features a discussion with clinical leaders from Fisher-Titus Medical Center in rural Ohio about workforce recruitment and retention, including a concentrated effort on recruiting international nurses to ensure patient care in the community.
Audio    Date Added: 09/13/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 13 2023 2:55PM  
Disruptive Physician: Impact, Prevention and Management
In this presentation, the authors investigate the impact of disruptive physician behavior on patient care and the workplace, as well as prevention and management strategies for organizations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/06/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2023 3:49PM  
Recruiting and Retaining an International Health Care Workforce
Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio, addressed its nursing workforce gap by recruiting international nurses and working to create a welcoming and supportive environment. Read more about the lessons the facility learned to improve the program.
Web link    Date Added: 02/01/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 1 2024 8:44PM  
AACN Publishes Standards for Appropriate Staffing in Adult Critical Care
This resource from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses provides guidance to help organizations address the complex challenges of nurse staffing into daily operations and patient care.
Web link    Date Added: 05/29/2024    Date Last Modified: May 29 2024 11:17AM  
Advancing Health Podcast Retaining A Rural Nursing Workforce: It Takes A Village
In this podcast, Tiffany Love, a senior administrator at the University of Vermont Health Network in MIddlebury, VT, talks about how she attracts and retains nurses for her rural facility.
Web link    Date Added: 05/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 28 2024 11:51AM  
Minnesota Hospital Association Employee Retention Tool Kit
This tool kit contains information and resources on various factors that impact staff retention and a stable workforce, including career development, hospital culture, and new employee on-boarding.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/17/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 17 2023 11:11AM  
The Vivian Healthcare Workforce Report 2024
In this fourth installment of Vivian Health’s annual Healthcare Workforce report, the authors examine the attitudes of health care professionals about their careers, well-being and lifestyle to better understand rapidly changing employment dynamics. This survey was conducted December 12, 2023 – January 11, 2024, and includes responses from 863 clinicians.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2024 10:18AM  
Four Retention Strategies for Health Care Employees
With the current shortage of health care workers, the number of staff needs to dramatically increase to keep up with the demand for care. It is more important than ever for facilities to attract and keep employees. This video shares practical retention strategies.
Video    Date Added: 02/21/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 21 2024 10:04AM  
Clinician Burnout in Rural & Tribal Communities
This infographic from the National Health Service Corps describes various factors contributing to clinician burnout in rural and tribal areas, with related resources and strategies to mitigate challenges.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/26/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2024 3:59PM  
Healthy Work Environments
Creating a healthy work environment (HWE) enables nurses to provide the highest standards of patient care while being fulfilled at work. Learn more about the six HWE standards from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, conduct a free assessment of your unit, and find evidence-based resources needed to build and sustain an HWE at your facility.
Web link    Date Added: 03/20/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 20 2024 11:52AM  
Health Care Provider Shortages: Resources and Strategies for Meeting Demand
Health care provider shortages have historically challenged managing patient surge during disasters. This challenge was made even greater during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/01/2023    Date Last Modified: Jul 8 2024 2:27PM  
Health Care Facility Onboarding Checklist
This checklist is a tool that can help hospitals and other health care facilities streamline staff acquisition and the onboarding process.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/27/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 27 2024 9:30PM  
Confronting Burnout and Moral Injury
This new six-part podcast series from the Workplace Change Collaborative explores the drivers and consequences of burnout and moral injury among health care workers, and identifies practical strategies to improve well-being.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/15/2024    Date Last Modified: May 15 2024 1:59PM  
2022 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses Snapshot
This fact sheet provides demographic, training/education, employment, COVID-19 impact and workforce projection data for registered nurses (RNs) in the United States.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/29/2024    Date Last Modified: May 29 2024 11:13AM  
Science-Based Strategies to Promote Clinician Well-Being and Patient Safety
This resource demonstrates how leaders can strategically apply human factors and ergonomics to reduce occupational stress on clinicians and others.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/22/2024    Date Last Modified: May 22 2024 11:02AM  
The Growing Role of Chief Wellness Officers in Health Care
In this podcast, Jonathan Ripp, M.D., senior associate dean for well-being and resilience and chief wellness officer of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses his role as one of the nation's first chief wellness officers, and how the importance of employee wellness has evolved in hospitals and health systems in the last decade.
Podcast    Date Added: 07/09/2024    Date Last Modified: Jul 9 2024 8:11AM  
Facial Pressure Injuries During COVID-19
This podcast from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel discuss how N95 masks were protecting, but also causing facial pressure injuries to the nurses on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Podcast    Date Added: 07/10/2024    Date Last Modified: Jul 10 2024 1:37PM  
IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work
To address the alarming rates of burnout and staff turnover in health care, this white white paper from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a guide for organizations to better understand the barriers to joy in work and create meaningful change.
Web link    Date Added: 08/21/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 21 2023 8:19AM