A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania used a survey tool called the Maslach Burnout Inventory to analyse nurse burn out, or what they defined as a "burnout nurse". Now, if you ask, me, just look around any hospital or especially any nursing home and you don't need a survey tool to tell you that you're working your average nursing staff to death.
Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts sayJune 21, 2012
Long-term care organizations must practice diligent adherence to hand hygiene regimens and establish clear, written protocols for containing and preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), experts recommended during a webinar Wednesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comments on its updated action plan — which includes efforts in nursing homes — to reduce or eliminate healthcare-associated infections.