Burnout among nurses – and, as a result, understaffing – is an issue that existed long before Covid. Pre-pandemic, burnout rates among nurses ranged from 15 to 45 percent, and 1 in 3 nurses were leaving the bedside within their first two years. The resulting lack of continuity among nursing staff has a negative impact on a team’s ability to deliver consistent, high-quality patient care.
Amid Covid, unexpected surges paired with the existing national nursing shortage means that hospital units are left understaffed and scrambling to ensure appropriate coverage.
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