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Overtime and Covid-19

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

The curve of Covid-19 has allowed a return of OR cases to healthcare settings (at least for right now). I continue to read articles about ramping back up in CSSD and the OR. Overtime is one of the main themes to help clean up the backlog of OR cases. While I understand the financial implications Covid-19 has brought our healthcare institutions, I also am aware of the stress and exhaustion it has brought to the healthcare workers. Overtime will need to be managed effectively so that it can be distributed evenly to reduce added pressures to the current workforce. My concern, especially in CSSD and the OR, is an increase in error rates, which potentially can harm staff and patients.

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