Quantifying Nursing Workload During the COVID‑19 Pandemic: A Simulation Approach

Speakers: ​S Bookey-Bassett, P Neumann

Nurse workload is a long-standing global health care issue. Higher acuity levels in COVID‑19 patients and increased infection prevention and control (IPAC) routines have significantly increased the work demands on nurses. Over the past 18 months, the impact of COVID‑19 has increased burnout among hospital nurses leading to a critical nursing shortage as many nurses are leaving current positions and the profession altogether. New tools are making it possible to understand the drivers of nurse workload under varying system conditions – including pandemic scenarios.​

Join Dr. Sue Bookey-Bassett and Dr. Patrick Neumann to learn how discrete event simulation (DES) was used to explore and quantify the effects of varying COVID‑19 policies on nurse workload and quality of care. Implications for healthcare leaders and decision makers will be included in the presentation. ​

With funding from the Government of Canada

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