Nurses dedicate their lives to helping others! This can cause a number of different stress factors, both physically and emotionally. We all know that everyone gets stressed and has common everyday tension within their lives, but intense stress over a long period of time can affect someone differently than day-to-day factors. When a nurse is burned out, it can lead to dulled emotions and less empathy towards their patients and their overall career.
A burnout is characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion. The nurse may develop a sense of detachment from their work and their patients as a whole. It is common for healthcare professionals to feel like they are burned-out because there is time pressure, lack of control over certain work processes, role conflicts, and sometimes poor relationships between supervisors and nurses. There are symptoms each nurse should know when it starts to feel like you’re about to burnout:
A burnout can occur from a number of different internal reasons. These are some of the most common:
This all can lead up to enormous emotional, mental, and physical stress. Furthermore, depending on the department, a nurse can be handling four to six patients on her own. If a C.N.A is working alongside the RN, s/he can have as many as seven to ten patients. Research has shown for hospitals to improve their patient quality care they must improve on their nurses’ quality care.
A small way to help nurses who are stressed, pressed for time, and deal with more and more on their plates is Moduflex, LLC. Moduflex, LLC is a pre-engineered patent pending nurse server storage unit. It allows for nurses to save time doing daily tasks during their shift. This includes giving patients medicine, needing supplies, and being closer to the patient at all times.
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Patient care is so important because it shows the patients, family and other healthcare providers that you care. This encourages a positive relationship between the patient and nurse, which in turn makes patients easier to care for. This will lead to a more positive experience for the patient, as well as a happier nursing team and department.continue Reading