Nursing shortage impacts U.S. facility and others abroad
A hospital in Nebraska was shut down due to nursing shortages, according to an article posted Kearney Hub online June 8, CHI Health Good Samaritan closed its transitional care unit after the administration has suffered from staffing issues.
“TCU, located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building was a specialized specialized care center that provides short-term skilled nursing care for medically complex patients, patients with rehabilitation and end-of-life patients” Says the article.
“The unit was authorized for 22 beds and has 24 employees. Due to staffing problems, the hospital is limited to only 16 patients at a time.”
Michael Schnieders, director of the hospital, quoted in an e-mail article, said: “As a skilled nursing instrument, TCU works very differently than any other unit in our hospital. Rather like a nursing home.Unlike other nursing homes here in the city, it is located within the walls of the hospital.
The article noted that the Good Samaritan has 26 openings for nurses and currently employs 530 people.
As for employment projections for the 2014-2024 Labor Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Association of Nursing Schools says on its website that “registered nursing are some of the major occupations in terms of job growth to the Year 2024. It is expected that the RN workforce will grow from 2.7 million in 2014 to 3.2 million in 2024, an increase of 439,300 or 16%. ”
He added: “The office also anticipates the need for 649,100 successor nurses in the job market, bringing the total number of jobs to nurses due to growth and replacement of 1.09 million 2024.”
While the United States continues to struggle against the shortage of nurses, similar problems are observed overseas. BBC News said last December that the community mine-mouth hospital in England had to be temporarily detained “for safety reasons for patients.” The decision was based on a “when staffing deterioration of the situation,” according to the article, which means that only half the number of nurses required were available.
“Trust operations manager Andy Heron said that trust had” worked hard “to recruit new nursing staff, but had” exhausted all recruitment possibilities “and continued to suffer a national shortage of nurses,” says the article Garza said in the article: “You can not recruit enough permanent nurses to provide the staff insurance number for each change in Williton and Mouth of the Hospital.” We decided to temporarily consolidate hospital beds at one of the hospitals in Somerset West “.
Meanwhile, a Dublin hospital in Ireland, closes this spring due to the shortage of nurses. “More than 200 patients with severe and subsequent brain injury suffer more from waiting for treatment after the closure of the beds of national rehabilitation hospitals,” an April 2006 article in the Sunday Independent (Ireland) newspaper reported. “This is one of many health care hospitals where units are not fully utilized due to lack of resources and shortage of nurses.”