Support Frontline Healthcare Workers

Now more than ever, hospital care teams need support and tactics to improve safety. We’ve included information from PSQH below as well as links to the JCAHO Quick Safety Newsletter to provide additional information that may help you access our guide focused on mitigating infections below.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in January, healthcare workers in U.S. hospitals have been working almost nonstop, often in high-stress environments without the proper support they need to do their jobs.

“The mental, emotional, and physical strain healthcare workers are experiencing during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 cannot be understated,” says Erin Lawler, MS, CPPS, human factors engineer at The Joint Commission (TJC)’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety.

“It is critical that we ensure healthcare workers have access to psychosocial resources and support now and in the future.” The strategies that TJC recommends for healthcare workers include the following:

  • Practice self-care and engage in healthy coping strategies. Eat healthy, exercise, and employ stress management strategies that work for you.
  • Practice good sleeping habits. Strive for no less than seven hours of sleep to combat fatigue.
  • Partner with colleagues to monitor each other’s well-being. Engage in a buddy system at work to provide support as needed.
  • Stay regularly connected with friends and family, while practicing social distancing, to mitigate isolation.

Attributed to PSQH / John Palmer

Now more than ever care teams need a clear way of communicating in order to route and treat all patients safely.

 

Learn more.
Download the JCAHO Report

Report focus: Promoting psychosocial well-being of health care staff during crisis.

“There is a time and a place for smartphones – but using them with gloves and under PPE is not one of them.”

Deanna Parker, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, Vice President of Emergency Services at Hardin Memorial Health

Healthcare Communication

Vocera hands-free, voice-controlled devices are purpose-built for frontline workers in the harsh healthcare environment. Frontline workers wear them to communicate safely and efficiently even under the most restrictive PPE, and to help reduce the spread of infectious disease

  • 1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2020, 7 July 2020, Leif-Olof Wallin, Rob Smith
  • 2 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  • 3 This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Vocera.
Stay Connected
Get Started
Who We Are

Vocera empowers people in mission-critical environments to instantly connect via secure, mobile, integrated and intelligent communication solutions.

The Vocera Vision
 
How To Buy
Contact Vocera

Contact a sales specialist about Vocera solutions

 
Phone
1(888)-9VOCERA
 
 
Contact Us Vocera Logo
Tech Support (800)473-3971 support@vocera.com
Sales 1(888)-9VOCERA salesweb@vocera.com