Connected Care: How Atrium Health’s Virtual Nursing Observation Program Mitigates Clinician Burnout
With staff shortages persisting in healthcare, more care is being provided by less experienced nurses. To provide support to recent nursing graduates, Atrium Health in North Carolina launched its virtual nursing observation program.
The program connects newer nurses with nursing veterans via video. Many experienced nurses are nearing retirement age or, due to burnout exacerbated by the pandemic, are interested in leaving medicine all together. The program gives nurses who no longer want to work at the bedside another way to care for patients that offers more flexibility.
The pandemic placed stressors not only on practicing nurses but also on those in training.
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