Nursing Agencies in New Orleans

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Posted: 10/31/2021 1:55 PM by Interim HealthCare

Staff retention has always posed a challenge in healthcare. The higher the burnout and turnover rate, the more pressure is placed on current care professionals. So, the cycle continues. Over the last 18 months, nursing agencies in New Orleans have stepped up in the face of staffing shortages. In addition to sourcing capable staff for local medical facilities, these agencies can also offer insight on burnout support and prevention. 

How Nursing Agencies in New Orleans Address Burnout Risk

Burnout is a common occurrence in this field, but you can still take steps to prevent it — and to support members of your team who may be on the brink. Given the immense pressure nurses are now under, consider adopting the following techniques:

  • Talk about it - Don't avoid the subject of burnout. Discuss it with your nursing staff openly and without judgment. Encourage care professionals to share their coping strategies, to support one another, and to come to you if they're concerned about their physical or mental state.
  • Recommend rituals - When every shift feels overwhelming, it's more important than ever for nurses to maintain strong boundaries between work and home. Suggest physical actions to help your staff mark this divide, like taking a cold shower, hanging up their work ID out of sight, or belting out their favorite song on the drive home. You can also share resources on meditation, deep breathing, and other forms of relaxation.
  • Accommodate your team whenever possible - It may be difficult with the current demand for care, but try your best to work with your nurses when it comes to switching shifts and taking breaks. Even if your hands are tied most of the time, demonstrate that you're listening, you understand your team's concerns, and you're doing everything you can for them. 

Contact Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana for Staffing Support

There is no better burnout prevention method than bringing in competent, reliable care staff. Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana is one of the most trusted nursing agencies in the area, staffing care facilities throughout the following areas:

  • New Orleans
  • Slidell
  • Madisonville
  • Gretna
  • Covington
  • Hammond
  • Slidell
  • Mandeville
  • Arabi
  • Kenner
  • Chalmette
  • Metairie
  • Harahan
  • Wentwego
  • And in the surrounding communities

To find out how nursing agencies in New Orleans can help with burnout rates, call Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana at (985) 234-0400 today.