Search Tag: wellbeing

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Leaders Discuss Pandemic Role of the Chief Wellness Officer

2021 13 May

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems struggled to manage the mental health and wellbeing of their diverse healthcare workforce who often suffered from stress, anxiety, long working hours and other related issues, which can lead to workplace burnout.  The relatively new role of the chief wellness officer (CWO) are tasked with... Read more

ICU Management

12 Things to Do to Improve Wellbeing in the ICU

2021 19 Apr

An overview of strategies and measures that can be implemented to improve wellbeing of staff and patients in the ICU. 1. Make the patient the centre of our preoccupations This is the first principle of wellbeing in the ICU and should be written in large letters when one enters an ICU. Wellbeing must concern first and foremost the patient.... Read more

ICU Management

Wellbeing in the ICU

2021 19 Apr

H ealthcare workers across the world have been facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, critical care workers have had to deal with several issues, including a surge of seriously ill patients, shortages of staff and resources, long shifts, exhaustion, risk of infection, fear of transmission to family, constant exposure... Read more

ICU Management

#EA20: Wellbeing of Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

2020 01 Dec

In a three-part session on burnout and depression of healthcare providers during COVID-19: diagnosis and approach at Euroanaesthesia 2020, Dr. Miodrag Milenovic of University of Belgrade and Clinical Center of Serbia, Emergency Center, talked about the occupational wellbeing in healthcare providers during the pandemic.  Dr. Milenovic highlighted... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists: Take Advantage of COVID-19 Downtime

2020 21 Apr

  Screening imaging examinations, similar to many other elective medical procedures, are generally being put off as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This has resulted in significantly reduced volume of cases for many radiology departments.   You might also like : The View from Italy and... Read more

IT Management

Cybersecurity: Key Best Practices for Protecting Health Data

2019 19 Nov

With digital technology now widely used in healthcare, from doctor appointment scheduling apps to telehealth systems, risks of patient data being hacked have increased immensely. As such, the concept of "patient wellbeing" has evolved to include data privacy and protection.   This change is not surprising considering that, given recent high-profile cyberattacks –notably... Read more

Cardiology Management

Daily Social Media Use Linked to Poor Sleep Patterns

2019 29 Oct

Spending three or more hours a day on social media is associated with poor sleep patterns, such as falling asleep after 11 pm on school nights and waking during the night, among UK teens, suggests research published in the online journal  BMJ Open . The findings "provide rigorous and meaningful evidence to inform practice and policy to support... Read more

Health Management

Health and Wellbeing of the Workforce

2016 05 Jan

Workforce Health Must Be a Priority The National Health Service (NHS) must work hard to protect the health and well being of its workforce. Failure to do so costs organisations across the system dearly but, more importantly, patient care may suffer. What does it feel like to be unable to do your job properly through lack of time, staff shortages... Read more

Executive Health Management

Organisational Leadership Impacts Physician Wellbeing

2015 27 May

While the importance of good leadership to the success of healthcare organisations is increasingly recognised, its direct effect on the professional satisfaction and burnout of individual physicians is poorly understood. A survey of physicians and scientists working at Mayo Clinic was conducted to evaluate the impact of organisational leadership on... Read more

ICU Management

Reducing Residents' Duty Hours Impacts Patient Care

2015 11 Feb

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that shorter duty hours for medical residents, although slightly better for residents themselves, may result in worse patient care. The finding is based on a randomised trial assessing resident duty hour schedules in the intensive care unit (ICU). "Our findings that overnight... Read more