Event Title

Emergency Department Nursing Work Related Burnout

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jean Coffey

Abstract

Emergency departments are high stress environments that may cause overwhelming experiences for nurses. As two future nurses that have an interest in working in an Emergency Department, we wanted to review why nurses who work in the ED have some of the highest burnout rates compared to other specialties. The purpose of the literature review was to find out what is causing the high levels of burnout and if these causes could be modified. Our method was a literature review from sources such as google scholar and CINAHL. We found that increase stress and ability to manage stress were factors contributing to burnout. We also found compassion fatigue, job dissatisfaction and low moral were highly indicated in ED nurses and contributed to burnout. Although this area is not well studied, it is an ongoing problem that needs to be addressed. One study suggested implementing wellness programs for ED nurses and staff. As to future nurses eager to make a difference, this is something we could implement in our practice or work place.

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Start Date

5-2-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2019 5:00 PM

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May 2nd, 4:00 PM May 2nd, 5:00 PM

Emergency Department Nursing Work Related Burnout

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Emergency departments are high stress environments that may cause overwhelming experiences for nurses. As two future nurses that have an interest in working in an Emergency Department, we wanted to review why nurses who work in the ED have some of the highest burnout rates compared to other specialties. The purpose of the literature review was to find out what is causing the high levels of burnout and if these causes could be modified. Our method was a literature review from sources such as google scholar and CINAHL. We found that increase stress and ability to manage stress were factors contributing to burnout. We also found compassion fatigue, job dissatisfaction and low moral were highly indicated in ED nurses and contributed to burnout. Although this area is not well studied, it is an ongoing problem that needs to be addressed. One study suggested implementing wellness programs for ED nurses and staff. As to future nurses eager to make a difference, this is something we could implement in our practice or work place.