Survey Finds More Than Half of Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Are Burned Out

More than half of nurses caring for children with cardiovascular conditions are emotionally exhausted and good working environments were linked with less burnout, according to a survey presented during ESC Congress 2020. Of the 2,205 nurses who responded to the survey, 85 worked in cardiology wards and intensive care units. Of these 85 nurses, 58% were emotionally exhausted with the main causes including being responsible for a high number of patients and the complexity of caring for sick children. In their analysis of the relationship between emotional exhaustion and the working environment, researchers found that improving the workplace environment was associated with an 81% fall in emotional exhaustion. Read more.