April 2020 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: April 2020

Toxic combo: Compassion fatigue, burnout

Nurses are constantly exposed to a variety of stressors and ethically complex decision-making that can lead to compassion fatigue. A new study shows that when you add high levels of compassion fatigue to high levels of burnout, nurses are less likely to stay with their current employer.

EHRs need to be equipped for best results

Electronic health records and other data-driven healthcare technologies offer potential for streamlining care delivery, as long as they are equipped with the right data and tools to make use of it, a report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center said.

April IT briefs

Information gathered from routine visits to the doctor is enough to accurately predict a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to new research led by scientists from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University and Merck.

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