Healthcare organizations losing workers due to fatigue.
Nearly half of all nurses say their managers don’t know how tired they are. And 43 percent admit to hiding their fatigue, according to an article in McKnight’s magazine by Jennifer Zannotti, marketing manager at workforce management company, Kronos Incorporated.
A survey commissioned by Kronos also found that, while a whopping 93 percent of U.S.-based registered nurses are satisfied with their career choice, 98 percent say that the work is both physically and mentally demanding. Fatigue is a persistent problem that puts both caregivers and patients at risk.
The study also found that 83 percent of nurses surveyed say that healthcare organizations today are losing good nurses because corporations and other employers offer better working conditions. In fact, more than half (55 percent) of nurses say that if they had more control over their schedule, it would help alleviate a lot of their fatigue and three in five (60 percent) agree that giving them more control over their schedules would be a positive step.
Nurses love what they do. But when they feel overwhelmed by their job-related tasks, it is hard for them to manage their workloads and achieve that all-important work/life balance.
Find out more about the benefits of providing nurses with greater schedule flexibility in the full article.