As of April 8, 2020, 12,905 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. alone, with New York City as the epicenter of the outbreak. Hospitals across the country are reporting hospitals overflowing, and frontline healthcare workers are subject to long hours, intensifying conditions, and often excruciating circumstances.
April 13, 2020
The novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic last Wednesday, March 11, 2020, by the World Health Organization. This rapid spreading virus has made its way across the U.S., with over 6,100 cases nationwide. With reports of hospitals becoming overwhelmed in countries including Italy and China, healthcare facilities across the country are bracing for an influx in patients with the coronavirus.
March 19, 2020
In the last 30 years, technological advances have transformed the medical landscape. The days of meticulous charting and manually filing records are dwindling.
September 10, 2019
The pressure today’s nurses are facing is at an all-time high as the national nursing shortage grows. The shortage can be attributed to an increase in patients, the high turnover of new grads, and an increase of nurse retirements.
July 31, 2019
Baby boomers make up a significant portion of the nurse workforce (around 50 percent) in the U.S., and with more new grads entering the workforce, it is causing a generational divide which can be difficult for nurse leaders to navigate.
July 17, 2019
Having well-trained nurse managers on staff is particularly important to maintaining clinical excellence, as their role directly impacts RN staff retention and satisfaction.
June 20, 2019
For more than 70 years, foreign-educated healthcare professionals have served the U.S. healthcare system. They come here legally to help overcome worker shortages and accept positions in geographic locations and clinical settings that are more difficult to fill with American-born workers.
June 06, 2019
“What are the most effective strategies you have implemented in your facilities for alleviating the nurse shortage?” said Shari Dingle Costantini, Founder and CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals. Even though the severity of the nurse shortage varies from state to state, the chief nursing officers and nurse executives came up with the top nine solutions to alleviate nurse staffing shortages in any facility.
January 28, 2019
“Having a diverse workforce is necessary, but it’s not enough,” said John Townsley, VP of Human Resources at Avant Healthcare Professionals. “Without thoughtful, deliberate discussion and action to cultivate an inclusive environment, all the resources spent on recruiting and training a diverse workforce are wasted. As a result, the employees, recruited and hired, will leave.”
November 14, 2018
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