Warns of long-term repercussions for nurses, healthcare delivery
September 16, 2021
The American Nurses Association recently sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services calling for the Biden administration “to declare a national nurse staffing crisis and take immediate steps to develop and implement both short- and long-term solutions.”
The chronic problem with adequate stocks of personal protective equipment for nurses continues as the coronavirus pandemic heads into the dreaded fall and winter months. Many nurses feel unsafe because of the shortages — and the continued reprocessing and reuse of N95 respirators, which are designed for single use only — according to the American Nurses Association.
Three different national surveys revealed widespread shortages of personal protective equipment and other critical hospital supplies, a situation the president of the American Nurses Association compared to going into battle without armor.
Winners of award for ‘Best Places to Work’ share recruitment and retention advice
December 7, 2015
Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first? The good news is that the nursing shortage is not as bad as predicted several years ago. The bad news is that there still is a shortage projected.