Topic 2 DQ1 - Topic 2 DQ1 4.24.17 During your practicum determine what clinical problem or issue the organization is facing Discuss two implications for

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Topic 2 DQ1 4.24.17 During your practicum, determine what clinical problem or issue the organization is facing. Discuss two implications for nursing. Nursing shortage or I should say RN shortage in my facility is an obvious concern. In my 5 ½ years of working there, the use of Agency nurses is something that we have never done before. Our facility has experienced quite a turnover at 85% for nurses for many different reasons. Turnover rate is defined as a measurement tool used by Human Resource which states the number of employees lost through firing, attrition and other means compared to the total number of employees in the company” (businessdictionary.com). With that said, overtime has increased, which means nursing staff is at risk for safety and burn out and compromises patient outcomes, safety and the delivery of care. In spite of nurses working extra shifts, I am proud to say that we are still able to maintain our 200 plus days injury free so far this year. However, this does not mean that they do not feel burnt out.
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