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62 HEALTHCARE NEWS ADVERTISINGINDEX Note: Ad page number(s) given in parentheses ADVERTISER 3M. (pg. 3) American Medical REIT. / / (pg. 21) ASCs Inc. / / (203) 733-8818 (pg. 20) Avail. (pg. 53) Compulink Healthcare Solutions. / (805) 716-8688 (pg. 43) InfuTronix Solutions. / / (844) 479-8500 (pg. 39) Innovative Sterilization Technologies. / (937) 619-0138 (pg. 41) Johnson & Johnson. (pg. 27) Medline. (pg. 29) National Medical Billing Services. / (866) 948-8001 (pg. 64) Nuance. (pg. 63) Provation. (pg. 47) RevSpring. / (pg. 19) Ryan Companies. (pg. 22) Smith+Nephew. (pgs. 2, 51) Stryker. (pg. 7) The Joint Commission. (pg. 49) Waller Law. / / (205) 226-5717 / (615) 850-8867 (pg. 23) Zimmer Biomet. (pg. 9) Travel nurses quit California hospital after 1 day over EHR challenges By Jackie Drees F our traveling nurses quit their as- signments at Providence St. Joseph Hospital just one day aer starting because they were unfamiliar with the Eu- reka, Calif.-based hospital's EHR system, the Times Standard reported Sept. 4. Providence brought on six intensive care unit nurses, with four of the nurses quitting one day aer their assignments began, the hospital said in a Sept. 1 media statement. Providence St. Joseph Hospital CEO Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, said the nurses' departure was "an unfortunate and unique circum- stance," and attributed their leaving to on- boarding training challenges and the nurses' lack of familiarity with the hospital's EHR. "e primary reason was that they were not familiar with our electronic medical record system — a system that is used by many hos- pitals," Dr. Luski-Hawk said. "Additionally, there were issues with the onboarding of these caregivers, which created a challenge for them acclimating to our hospital." e four nurses who quit claimed they did not receive access to the hospital's electronic charting system, a California Nurses Asso- ciation spokesperson told the publication. "e travelers were met without necessary resources, including access to the unit's elec- tronic charting system and were immediate- ly handed full patient assignments with little in the way of orientation," the spokesperson said. "So, four out of the six [travel nurses] quit. In the words of one of them, the travel- ers were 'thrown to the wolves' and with all the opportunities available to travelers these days, they just didn't come back." n

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