Attending the AONE annual meeting has become a tradition for me since 2007. The opportunity to network with other nursing leaders and colleagues and to attend presentations by nationally and internationally known speakers makes this one a priority for many. Having worked as a conference planner in my early days as a CNS, I respect the work it takes to orchestrate one of these events and create the seamless experience for the attendees.
As a new generation of nurses join the healthcare industry, we see that over a quarter (28.9%) of new nurses will leave their position within a year. According to the National Healthcare Retention and RN Staffing Report, 17.2% is the national average nurse turnover rate.
A few months ago I wrote a blog post regarding the changing tides of healthcare, and the effect that those changes were having on our country’s nurses. Higher patient acuity, electronic health records (EHR), and budget cuts are all contributing to increased burnout amongst nurses, increased turnover, and less time nurses are able to spend actually caring for patients.
We at Nobl are only a little excited that National Healthcare IT Week has arrived again, because, well, Healthcare IT is what we do best! Aligning ourselves with the many benefits of Healthcare IT outlined by HIMSS, we’ve created a list of ways Nobl's Hourly Rounding and Leader Rounding impact hospitals for the better.
A lot has changed in the past 5 years. Pumpkin Spice Lattes have become a staple of autumn, Siri has become the friend we talk to most, IVs and other instruments have become computerized, and the requirements of nursing have increased dramatically—requiring your nurses to be equipped with higher levels of responsibility, accountability, and knowledge.