By Kim Barnhardt, MHA, MBA, BS, RN, CPSO
Manager, Clinical Consulting and Education, Midmark RTLS
Before COVID-19, 63% of hospital nurses reported that they had experienced the effects of burnout. Now, they’re under a great deal more pressure than ever before.
Burnout can lead to staffing shortages, medical errors, staff turnover, poor engagement… Health systems can’t expect nursing staff to successfully manage their daily workloads without effective tools.
Combatting Burnout: How RTLS can Help
Tackling the problem of nurse burnout requires that health systems take a careful look at all the reasons why it’s a problem in the first place. There’s no single “magic bullet” solution to burnout; such a multi-faceted problem must be confronted with a multi-solution approach.
A real-time locating system (RTLS) is one such approach that facilitates better caregiver communication. With RTLS, caregivers can ease and even eliminate some of the tedious tasks that add to their workloads.
The small steps you take to make your caregivers’ day easier will add up in the long run—and your nurses will thank you.
Here are 4 simple ways you can lighten your nursing staff’s workload and help them be more productive with RTLS:
Combined with other tools and approaches to support nurses, RTLS can play an important role in helping health systems combat nurse burnout, especially in this time of added stress and pressure.
To learn more ways that RTLS can boost productivity, download our eBook 12 Reasons Why RTLS Makes Sense for Healthcare.