Best Practice Guide: 10 Tips to Help You Address Staffing Needs
Maintaining continuity of operations every day, especially during a public health emergency or a disaster, is one of the most important responsibilities for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Having adequate personnel during and after these events is critical to meet the increased medical demands.
Staffing needs are more heightened as many healthcare organizations contend with shortages among their nursing professionals, such as registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and home health aides. Meanwhile, some of these organizations are seeking other ways to protect their traveling healthcare personnel. These staff members often work in isolation and may need to resolve issues without immediate help from their employers or coworkers.
How can you fill a shift in minutes? Or days in advance? How do you know where to find nursing personnel during an emergency?