Nursing Facility Staffing Shortages – from bad to worst!

The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing facility residents and staff has brought increased attention to long-standing workforce issues that can affect care quality and safety, such as staffing shortages and high turnover rates. These issues have existed for decades and have been associated with adverse outcomes, including increased mortality rates, hospitalization rates, and emergency…

ICNM: A new report calls for global action plan to address nursing workforce crisis and prevent an avoidable healthcare disaster

A new report titled Sustain and Retain in 2022 and Beyond: The Global Nursing Workforce and the COVID-19 Pandemic, has revealed how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the fragile state of the global nursing workforce much worse, putting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) aim of Universal Health Coverage at serious risk. It suggests up to…