Have you ever been to a public hospital? Well, of course, you have, but have you ever come across a nurse who is quite miserable and appears to hate her job with a passion? Chances are this nurse is stressed out from the amount of patience she has to take care of during the day.
What is it hospitals can do to help nurses cope with their job a lot better than before, that’s the big question. There is something, fortunately, and it’s called Real-time Health System (RTHS) from Amplion. It’s designed to improve staff and patient communication, along with delivering real-time information and analytics in a bid to balance workloads.
A recent survey determines what’s causing nurses to burnout
Of all the nurses that took part in the RNnetwork study, around 70 percent of the have admitted to feeling burned out by their job. Furthermore, 50 percent have said they have considered walking away from the nursing field for good.
We understand that 27 percent believes being overworked is the primary reason for their burnout, while 16 percent says it has everything to do with them not enjoying being a nurse anymore. Another 15 percent says there is too much paperwork to deal with, and 12 percent doesn’t believe they have enough time to spend with patients.
Data from another survey by Kronos Inc. shows that most nurses were exhausted, not getting enough sleep, skipping breaks, and working more overtimes than usual due to the lack of enough nurses. There’s a significant nursing shortage, and no one knows when the problem will be rectified.
Technology to the rescue with RTHS
Communication is crucial in the nursing field, that is why Real-time Health System has decided to provide the technology for immediate access to the point of care data. Nurses can take advantage of this software to share and analyze information. Furthermore, the Amplion Alert platform gives leaders in the nursing field a greater idea of what’s going on with those working under them.
With RTHS, leaders can have a better idea on how to prevent staff burnouts and be able to manage teams more efficiently.
“Our system, for example, streams real-time data collected at the patient’s bedside into an integrated reporting and analytics portal that produces colorful visualized reports like the room activity report below. Bar charts track every patient request and alarm message by room and by shift to give administrators a true picture of patient demand on each floor,” according to the company.
This information allows managers to tell which caregiver is doing the most work, and which task is harder than others. By having such data, team leaders can better balance the workload in order to create a less stressing working environment for nurses.
Amplion is looking to get its technology into as many hospitals as possible. Time will tell if health organizations accept its RTHS technology as the new way of getting the job done efficiently.