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Nurse Burnout

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joanny estrella

on 16 February 2013

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Team 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c On YOU: negative health outcomes for human services workers such as psychological distress, somatic complaints, and alcohol and drug abuse 5 warning signs of burnout: #1: You’re Constantly Sick and Tired
#2: You Feel Under-Appreciated
#3: You Dread Going Into Work
#4: You’re Going Through the Motions
#5: You’re Becoming Insensitive to Your Patients Symptoms: Physical
Feeling tired and drained most of the time
Lowered immunity, feeling sick a lot
Frequent headaches, back pain, muscle aches
Change in appetite or sleep habits Nurse Burnout: What is it? a popular term for a mental or physical energy depletion after a period of chronic, unrelieved job-related stress characterized at times by physical illness Symptoms Behavioral:
Withdrawing from responsibilities
Isolating yourself from others
Procrastinating, taking longer to get things done
Using food, drugs, or alcohol to cope
Taking out your frustrations on others
Skipping work or coming in late and leaving early Symptoms Emotional:
Sense of failure & self-doubt
Feeling helpless, trapped, and defeated
Detachment, feeling alone
Loss of motivation
Increasingly negative outlook
Decreased satisfaction and sense of accomplishment Causes of Burnout Under-staffing*
stressful work environments
lack of respectful relationships within the health care team
comparative low pay scales
shift changes and long work hours
lack of recognition for good work
emotional stress of caring for patients
high responsibility level- little room for error Burnout: The Three R Approach *Recognize – Watch for the warning signs of burnout

*Reverse – Undo the damage by managing stress and seeking support

*Resilience – Build your resilience to stress by taking care of your physical and emotional health Nurse & PCA Burnout Implications of Burnout On Organizations:

burnout can be costly leading to increased employee tardiness, absenteeism, turnover, decreased performance, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining staff References: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/burnout_signs_symptoms.htm On Patients:

patient dissatisfaction, depersonalization, increased Central line infections (CLIs), pressure ulcers, medication errors, falls, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and respiratory
infections Burnout Prevention Tips: Start the day with a relaxing ritual.
Adopt healthy eating, exercising, and sleeping habits.
Set boundaries
Take a daily break from technology
Nourish your creative side.
Learn how to manage stress Recovering from burnout: #1: Slow down
#2: Get support
#3: Reevaluate your goals & priorities Med Care. 2004 February; 42(2 Suppl): II57–II66.
Nurse Burnout and Patient Satisfaction
Doris C. Vahey, PhD, RN, Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN,Douglas M. Sloane, PhD,† Sean P. Clarke, PhD, RN,† and Delfino Vargas, PhD The Effect of Nurse Staffing Patterns on Medical Errors and Nurse Burnout
CONNIE GARRETT, RN, BSN, CNOR http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Nurse+Burnout+Causes&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=F666429AED011C9A54F760A8B9EB456BAFAA7040&selectedIndex=0 Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier IRC: February 7th 2013
Dona Conteh & Joanny Estrella
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