Open communication, QI involvement reduces nurse burnout

Open communication among nurses and increased participation in quality improvement initiatives decreased the amount of burnout nurses experienced, according to a Journal of Pediatric Nursing study. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the researchers found 27% of nurses at an urban pediatric hospital reported burnout. However, nurses who had more confidence in patient experience measurement and received frequent patient experience reports felt included in quality improvement and reported not feeling burned out. Nurses also reported not feeling burned out when they received frequent open communication. (AHRQ newsletter, 1/10/23)