Introducing a Resiliency Bundle for Home Care Nurses

Source avec lien : Home Healthcare Now, 40(4). 10.1097/NHH.0000000000001093

L’objectif de ce projet fondé sur des données probantes était d’améliorer la résilience et de réduire le risque d’épuisement professionnel chez les infirmières des établissements de soins de santé par l’introduction d’un ensemble de mesures de résilience.

Home healthcare (HHC) nurses are experiencing stress and burnout related to high workloads, isolation on the job, and COVID-19 restrictions. A literature review found numerous interventions effective in reducing nurse burnout through building resiliency and decreasing moral distress. The purpose of this evidence-based project was to improve resiliency and decrease the risk of burnout in HHC nurses through the introduction of a resiliency bundle. The following resiliency bundle interventions were implemented: a) gratitude strategies, b) connecting with co-workers, c) storytelling, and d) resiliency training. Duffy’s Quality-Caring Model and Neal’s Theory of Home Health Nursing Practice framed the project. The interventions were implemented in an HHC department at a large Midwestern pediatric hospital. Outcomes were measured using a pre- and postimplementation resiliency and burnout survey, which used a Likert scale to allow for quantitative analysis. Fourteen nurses completed the presurvey, 11 completed the postsurvey, and 10 completed both pre- and postsurveys. Results showed no statistically significant change in resiliency or burnout after implementation; however, nurses expressed desire to continue using the bundle pieces, especially the gratitude strategies, connecting with co-workers, and sharing stories. Leadership should take burnout risk in HHC nurses seriously and look for innovative ways to promote resiliency.

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