October 2021 Newsletter

Burnout in Hospital-Based Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

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October 2021
Burnout in Hospital-Based Healthcare Workers during COVID-19
Burnout is an occupational hazard in healthcare, which harms the healthcare system, patients, and healthcare workers. In the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout has increased to levels that pose a threat to maintaining a functioning healthcare workforce. Elevated burnout and other indicators of stress are anticipated to persist long after the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a cycle of understaffing alongside difficult work conditions which can drive burnout. Robust interventions to bolster individuals, improve work environments and address health system drivers of burnout are important to maintain and support hospital-based healthcare workers. Interventions need to target those most at risk and affected by burnout: nurses, intensive care unit and emergency department staff, women, recent graduates and trainees.
ASHRM Annual Conference
– Virtual: October 25-27
If you were unable to travel and have missed out the live Annual ASHRM Conference, here’s a good opportunity for you!
You don’t have to miss out on essential risk management education. The ASHRM 2021 Virtual Conference will feature a curated selection of highly-rated sessions and a virtual Solution Center. “Virtual Conference Only” registration is available for a reduced rate so your entire team can participate in the premier event in health care risk management.
Incident reporting systems have become a central mechanism of most health services patient safety strategies.

The future of healthcare is taking a nod from the past with house calls
House calls are coming back and thanks to the pandemic, local hospitals got their programs off the ground and into people’s homes.
OHIO, USA — The future of healthcare is going back to the past. House calls are coming back and thanks to the pandemic, local hospitals got their programs off the ground and into people’s homes.
When Janora Johnson developed what doctors believed was COVID-19, she was sent home from the ER. Her medical team at University Hospitals thought that was the safest place for her to be. She became the first patient of UH’s “Care at Home” program that started in April.
“It was just like being in the hospital, every morning environmental services would come and clean and sanitize my home, a home health aid to help me with my personal care, the EMT came every day, like three to four times a day, the doctor actually came to my home” Janora said.

Since then, thirty patients have used the program.
U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rates up thanks to mandates; cases and deaths down -officials
WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the United States have risen by more than 20 percentage points after multiple institutions adopted vaccine requirements, while case numbers and deaths from the virus are down, Biden administration officials said on Wednesday.
White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that 77% of eligible Americans had received at least one shot of a vaccine.
Vaccination rates went up thanks to mandates put into place by private businesses, healthcare systems, social institutions and state and local governments, he said in a briefing.
President Joe Biden’s team has struggled to vanquish the coronavirus pandemic because a large swath of the U.S. population continues to resist taking safe and widely available vaccines.
It is crucial for any healthcare facility to enforce regulatory compliance and to establish an enterprise-wide risk management culture to face these challenges.
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