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Alarm Fatigue can be Deadly in the SNF!

Posted by Elisa Bovee on Thu, May 02, 2013

How often do you hear bed and chair alarms going off in your SNF? Do you see your staff responding quickly, or has it become a delayed reaction? This problem is referred to as Alarm Fatigue, and Joint Commission has recently drawn attention to this issue. Alarm systems are crucial in the healthcare industry, and can be found on monitoring devices as well as patient safety tools. At times, staff members encounter an overload of alarm stimuli, and only a small number of those sounds may require clinical intervention. As staff members become habituated to the sound of alarms, they tune them out, which in turn can lead to injury or even death.

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Topics: SNF, Long Term Care

5 Talent Management Tips to Improve Retention in Your Workplace

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Apr 26, 2013

So, it happened.  One day, from what feels like out of nowhere, you receive a resignation from a quality member of your team.  Your heart sinks, your blood pressure rises and you think to yourself, “what could we have worked on to avoid this?" 

Well, I am glad you asked.  The answer is RETENTION.  Retention practices are an imperative part of creating loyalty, expressing gratitude, and providing validation to your team members.  We crave acknowledgment, credit, appreciation and gratitude for great work.  Creating an environment that embodies these attributes provides each person with a feeling of validation, a feeling of “I am working hard and they appreciate me.”  

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Topics: SNF, Long Term Care

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