The shortage of nursing professionals, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners and home health aides, is expected to reach epidemic levels in the coming years. For registered nurses alone, more than 1 million will be needed by 2022 to fulfill healthcare needs in the U.S.
The burden of these shortages are now being felt by nursing professionals. They’re experiencing more burnout, frustration and work-related injuries. And this is impacting how nursing professionals care for their patients.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities are looking for ways to alleviate the strain on nursing professionals and reduce costs and wasted resources on staff shortages. This eBook discusses how these organizations can use technology to fill last-minute callouts, automatically inform nursing professionals when a shift is filled, and offer other staffing assistance during daily operations and especially during a public health emergency or disaster.